Nigeria set to receive 3.92 Million of AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday, March 2nd – FG

The federal government of Nigeria has made an announcement that Nigeria is expecting 3.92 Million doses of COVID-19 Vaccines schedule to arrived the country on Tuesday March 2

The delivery of the 3.92 Million doses was part of 16 Million AstraZeneca vaccine planned to delivered in batch in next month

This was disclosed through a statement issued by the Executive Director and Chief Executive of the NPHCD Dr. Faisal Shuaib
The statement read as

“The arrival of this vaccine is the result of the commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the leadership of His Excellency, President Muhammandu Buhari, the support of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the guidance of the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.

We are fully prepared to receive and deliver the vaccine to eligible Nigerians as we have commenced the training of health workers and ensured that cold chain facilities are ready at all levels. We have a robust cold chain system that can store all types of COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with the required temperature. We are therefore confident that we will have a very effective roll-out of the vaccine, starting with our critical healthcare workers, who are in the frontline in providing the care we all need”, Dr Shuaib added.

The delivery is made possible as part of the effort of COVAX facilities aimed to balanced access to COVID-19 Vaccines to every country globally regardless of their budget

The Federal Government added that it planned to first vaccinate 70% of eligible Nigerian above 18 and will run in phases for the next two years
Nigeria will be third country in Africa to benefit from COVAX facilities of delivering AstraZeneca vaccine to Africa nations after their successful delivery in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire

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