COVID-19: Breakdown of how vaccines will be distributed to states (full list)

COVID-19: Breakdown of how vaccines will be distributed to states (full list)

- NPHCD has said that the federal government would soon start distributing COVID-19 vaccines to states

- The agency noted that the distribution would be based on the rate of infection in the states

- According to it, Kano state would receive 3,557, the highest for the first batch

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The federal government has announced a distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

Punch reports that the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCD) said that the rate of infection in each state was the criterion used in the distribution.

Legit.ng gathered that the plan alongside the publication of the latest infection rates for the disease by was published the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) on its verified website on Saturday, January 9.

NCDC said it recorded 1,585 new infections of the deadly coronavirus with additional eight coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

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COVID-19: Breakdown of how vaccines will be distributed to states (full list)

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The centre was quoted to have said that the country’s COVID-19 infections increased from 97,478 on January 8, to 99,063 on Saturday, January 9, indicating 1,585 new infections, and with eight additional COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours.

The information by the NCDC, here is how the COVID-19 vaccine would be distributed based on the rate of infection in the states:

1. Kano: 3,557

2. Lagos: 3,131

3. Katsina: 2,361

4. Kaduna: 2,074

5. Bauchi: 1,900

6. Oyo: 1,848

7. Rivers: 1,766

8. Jigawa: 1,712

9. Niger: 1,558

10. Ogun: 1,473

11. Sokoto: 1,468

12. Benue: 1,423

13. Borno: 1,416

14. Anambra: 1,379

15. Zamfara: 1,336

16. Delta: 1,306

17. Kebbi: 1,268

18. Imo, 1,267

19. Ondo: 1,228

20. Akwa Ibom: 1,161

21. Adamawa: 1,129

22. Edo: 1,104

23. Plateau: 1,089

24. Enugu: 1,088

25. Osun: 1,032

26. Kogi: 1,030

27. Cross River: 1,023

28. Abia: 955

29. Gombe: 908

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30. Yobe: 842

31. Ekiti: 830

32. Taraba: 830

33. Kwara: 815

34. Ebonyi: 747

35. Bayelsa: 589

36. FCT, 695

37. Nasarawa: 661

The agency noted that though all of the states were getting less than 4,000 vaccines from the first batch, the federal government had advised that frontline workers, like those in the health and security sectors, be given priority, as well as the elderly.

It added that the vaccine, expected to be administered in January and February, would be done in compliance with WHO standards.

The government was targeting administering the vaccine on 40% of Nigerians during the first batch this year, the agency said, pointing out that 30% were expected to be done in 2022.

The agency also said the federal government was also sourcing for vaccines from other countries like Russia.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Babafemi Ojudu, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, declared that he almost lost his life when he became infected with COVID-19.

It was reported that a former senator from Ekiti, explained on Saturday, January 9, that he took the COVID-19 pandemic seriously from the outset as he added that he took the test monthly until he was confirmed positive on December 23, 2020.

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