- Many Nigerians have now received Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses according to NPHCDA
- This number translates to 3.4 million doses, making it approximately 88% of the total COVID-19 vaccine stock in Nigeria
- According to the agency, 4,024,000 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine were received by the government
Nigerians have utilised a total of 3.4 million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. This is according to the executive director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said the doses were utilised for the 1st and 2nd rounds, making it approximately 88% of the total COVID-19 vaccine stock in the country, Premium Times reports.
“I am glad to inform you that 3.4 million doses have so far been utilised for the 1st and 2nd dose vaccinations, which is approximately 88 per cent of the total AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine stock in the country.
“Based on these data and comparative information from other countries, Nigeria continues to have the highest vaccination rates in Africa with approximately 87,000 people being vaccinated daily."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that the African continent has not escaped from the coronavirus pandemic.
It was reported that the WHO boss made this known on Tuesday, May 25, at the third edition of the annual UBA Africa Conversations organised to mark Africa Day.
Ghebreyesus lamented that the African continent is not doing well enough in terms of the volumes of vaccinations though he noted that 47 countries have started vaccinating.