Nigeria’s First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines Lands In Abuja
-Nigeria has received its first COVID-19 vaccine from the international COVAX scheme
-The Oxford/AstraZeneca shots vaccine were collected at capital city, Abuja on Tuesday Morning
-The 3.92 million doses of the vaccine will be put to use in inoculating a select portion of the country’s 200 million residents
Nigeria’s first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca shots COVID-19 vaccine has been received in Abuja on Tuesday morning.
This was disclosed in a social media statement by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
— NPHCDA (@NphcdaNG) March 2, 2021
The 3.92 million doses of the vaccine were supplied by the international COVAX scheme and landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
The Federal Government had previously stated that the country was set to receive the vaccine today, March 2, 2021.
Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, and the Minister for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire we’re among those who received the vaccine.
Nigeria is only the third West African country to receive the Covax shots, after Ghana and Ivory Coast. The country will now begin vaccination across the states.