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COVID-19 vaccination: 10 million Nigerians get first dose

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says approximately 10 million Nigerians have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Executive Director, Dr. Faisal Shuaib gave the update in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.

Shuaib said Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Jigawa and Osun States were the leading states and contributed 36 per cent to the number of vaccinated persons.

“As of December 26, 2021, 9,765,729 eligible persons targeted received the first dose, while 4,363,620 got the second dose”, he confirmed.

The official said vaccines remain the best way to protect people from coronavirus and save lives.

He added that Nigerian government approved three vaccines and had secured early access for more doses.

Shuaib described Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout as the biggest vaccination programme in history.

“The goal remains to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible”, the NPHCDA chief noted.

The full list of COVID-19 vaccination sites can be found at https://vaccination.gov.ng/vaccination-sites

The website provides guidelines for persons that have got two doses of AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer Bio-NTech, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.