Di Federal Government of Nigeria been don receive 699,760 doses of di AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine wey di UK government been donate on Tuesday, August 17th,2021.
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of di National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shuaib wey been talk during di official handover of di vaccine talk say, dis one na di first batch of di over 1,299,760 vaccine we dey expect from di UK government through di COVAX facility.
This na wetin Shuaib talk:
“I am glad to inform you that last night, we received 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by the UK Government. We are most grateful to the government and people of the UK for this gesture.
This vaccine will be deployed immediately to the States (after NAFDAC’s approval), and would be administered as second dose to those who had earlier received only the first dose of the vaccine during the first phase of the vaccination rollout.
I, therefore, enjoin all those who have received AstraZeneca as first dose to visit the nearest vaccination site to receive the second dose to be assured of full protection.
We have also received communications from the COVAX facility of an additional 801,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.
These doses are a donation from the Canadian Government and would be available for delivery by the end of August.
It’s storage requirement is the same as most of our routine vaccines at temperatures of +2 degree centigrade to +8 degree centigrade.”
Who’s representative, Dr Walter Mulombo wey been follow chuk mouth for di event talk say:
“After receiving Moderna, J&J COVID-19 vaccines, the COVID-19 portfolio in Nigeria is growing towards achieving herd immunity sooner than later, especially as we are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The contribution by the UK govt is a big relief, knowing that many Nigerians who got their first shot were waiting for their second shot.”