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Kano, Lagos To Get More Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine As FG Release Sharing Formula

Federal government releases sharing formulae for COVID-19 vaccine with Lagos and Kano getting 3,131 and 3,557 respectively.

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed the details of the distribution of the first batch of the vaccine

The government is expecting 100,000 dosage of the vaccine from American pharma company Pfizer.

  The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has in a webinar disclosed in details the modalities of how the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine  will be distributed across the country. Executive director of (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, had said Nigeria will receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine before the end of January. During presentation at the webinar on Friday, it was revealed thag the vaccines would be administered in late January or early February. Also mentioned was that states that have experienced higher percentage of confirmed coronavirus cases would be given additional doses. According to the presentation,health workers in the frontline, the elderly and vulnerable persons with co-morbiditieswould be prioritized. The breakdown is as follows: Kano, 3,557; Lagos, 3,131; Katsina, 2,361; Kaduna, 2,074; Bauchi, 1,900; Oyo, 1,848; Rivers, 1,766; Jigawa, 1,712; Niger, 1,558; Ogun, 1,473; Sokoto, 1,468; Benue, 1,423; Borno, 1,416; Anambra, 1,379; Kebbi, 1,361; Zamfara, 1,336; Rivers, 1,306; Imo, 1,267; Ondo, 1,228; Akwa Ibom, 1,161. Others are: Adamawa, 1,129; Edo, 1,104; Plateau, 1,089; Enugu, 1,088; Osun, 1,032; Kogi, 1,030; Cross River, 1,023; Abia, 955; Gombe, 908; Yobe, 842; Ekiti, 830; Taraba, 830; Kwara, 815; Ebonyi, 747; Bayelsa, 589; FCT, 695; Nasarawa, 661. Meanwhile, we reported earlier that the Nigerian government has directed all telecommunication operators to deregister all SIM cards that are not synchronized with the National Identity Number (NIN) by December 30th 2020. For the latest Nigerian news and updates, follow us on Facebook and Instagram  
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