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Covid-19: 1.6m Nigerians Fully Vaccinated- NPHCDA

Admin 14-Sep-2021 Coronavirus

The Executive-Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed that over 1.6 million eligible persons have been fully vaccinated.

Shuaib said 1,692,315 persons have received two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, as approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

He also said that as of Monday evening, 4,052,756 eligible Nigerians have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines.

“This is made up of 2,645,020 persons with the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and 1,407,736 persons with the first dose of moderna vaccine. A total of 1,692,315 eligible persons are fully vaccinated and we currently have a national average of 70.4 percent utilisation of the 2,000,040 doses of modern vaccines we received,” Shuaib said.

He urged states yet to publish their vaccination sites to do so across the various media and news platforms to enable people to locate their nearest vaccination sites.

Shuaib said states found to be condoning any acts of corruption in the process of vaccination would no longer be allocated vaccines.

He said the government was investigating reports of people trying to procure cards from health workers and that anyone found wanting would be prosecuted.

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