Health Nigeria

1.8m Nigerians get first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine- NPHCDA

A total of 1,794,552 Nigerians have so far been inoculated with the first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) disclosed this on its official Twitter handle late Saturday.

Lagos, the FCT and Kano have so far vaccinated the highest number of people – 279,372, 118,895 and 92,583 respectively, the reported stated.

The immunisation agency said that three states reached 100 per cent of their target population, Kwara with 104 per cent, Ekiti with 100 per cent and Cross River with 100 per cent. This brings the proportion of Nigerians vaccinated to 89.2 per cent.

It said that the second dose of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines had begun.

NPHCDA urged Nigerians, who had received their first dose of the vaccine, to ensure they check their vaccination cards to know when they were due for their second jab.

It stated that this would ensure that every Nigerian who receives a vaccine from the present supply, receives their second dose before the recommended time span between doses passes, “which is between six and 12 weeks’’.

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