The US to Donate 3.5 Million COVID 19 Vaccine Doses to Nigeria
The United States is set to send more than 3.5 million doses of the Pfizer COVID 19 vaccine to Nigeria
According to VOA, a White House official has confirmed that the vaccines were shipped on Tuesday
The latest shipment follows 4 million doses of the two-shot Moderna that we’re delivered to Nigeria from the United States in July
The United States is set to ship 3.5 million doses of COVID 19 vaccine to Nigeria to aid the country’s battle against the pandemic.
According to VOA, a White House official confirmed the donation on Tuesday, stating that the 3,577,860 doses of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine were shipped.
The official disclosed that the singular objective of the donation was to save lives rather than secure a favor.
The donation comes back another shipment of 4 million doses of the two-shot Moderna vaccine that was delivered to Nigeria in July.
This vaccine donation will be processed through the COVAX facility just like the former delivery to Nigeria.
According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), about 208,000 cases of COVID 19 have been recorded since the start of the pandemic, along with 2,747 deaths.
However, medical experts have warned that the true extent of the disease spread could be much worse than that.
Out of Nigeria’s estimated population of over 206 million, only 7.2 million people have received at least a dose of the COVID 19 vaccine.