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Nigerians gets 2nd dose of AstraZeneca vaccine


COVID-19: 4,683 Nigerians receive second dose of AstraZeneca Vaccine — FG


The Federal Government has said that about 4,683 Nigerians have received their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to him, no fewer than 1, 929,237 Nigerians have taken their first dose since the vaccination exercise commenced in March.

He said: “We’ve now provided first COVID-19 vaccine doses to a total number of 1,929,237 Nigerians, representing 96% of the targeted population.”

Faisal Shuaib also revealed that only those who had received their first dose for 6 to 12 weeks would be eligible for the second jab.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed 39 fresh cases of COVID-19 in Lagos, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The development brings the total number of confirmed cases so far to 166,098 with 2,071 deaths, while about 156,528 have been treated and discharged.

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