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Covid-19

Nigeria set to exhaust available COVID vaccine – FG

Nigeria set to exhaust COVID vaccine - FG

Nigeria set to exhaust available COVID vaccine – FG

  • The federal government has disclosed that Nigeria is close to exhausting the available COVID vaccine
  • Nigeria had received 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in March and 2,495,632 people have been vaccinated with the first dose and 1,370,130, the second
  • The government also dismissed rumours that the vaccine causes the arm to become magnetic after it has been received

The federal government on Tuesday disclosed that the country is close to exhausting its available COVID vaccine.

COVID vaccine

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib revealed this during a press briefing in Abuja.

Dr Shuaib revealed that 2,495,632 people have received the first dose of the vaccine in Nigeria while 370,130 have received both the first and second dose.

Dr Faisal Shuaib

Altogether the country has used 3.9 million doses of the 4,024,000 doses received (96% consumption).

The NPHCDA boss stated that the country is on course to utilize all the doses of the vaccine in the next few days to increase protection in the country.

Read also: Nigeria To Begin Manufacturing Vaccine After Meeting Majority of WHO Requirements- NAFDAC

Dr Shuaib also dispelled rumours that the Astrazeneca COVID vaccine causes the skin to be magnetic in the injected area.

Covid vaccine

He also disclosed that the country will receive another supply of vaccines in the coming months and the 2nd phase of vaccination will commence.

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