- The federal government has finally given a timeline of more coronavirus vaccination in the country
- The information was released on behalf of the government by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)
- It was gathered that Nigeria ran out of the initial four million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines three weeks ago
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Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the CEO/Executive Director NPHCDA on Sunday, August 1, revealed that the Nigerian government will take delivery of the serum which is a donation from the United States government.
Shuaib speaking in Abuja, said the consignment will be the largest vaccines received since the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign began back in March.
It was gathered that the initial four million doses of AstraZeneca received from the COVAX facility has been exhausted.
This development is coming amid the strict warning by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC) for strict compliance to the COVID-19 protocols in the conduct of all political events in the country.
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Professor Moji Adeyeye, NAFDAC's director-general, announced the approval on Thursday, July 15, during a press conference in Abuja.
Professor Adeyeye explained that the decision of the agency came after it realised that the benefits of using the vaccines outweigh the risks, although they are yet to be approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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The announcement was made by the executive director of the NPHCDA at the agency's weekly press briefing attended by Legit.ng reporter.
Speaking at the briefing Shuaib said expected doses of vaccines expected in the country include the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, Pfizer-Bio-N Tech/Moderna and Johnson & Johnson products. Read more:
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