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FG receives 100, 000 doses of COVID19 vaccines from India

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The federal has received 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines from India.

Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19, Boss Mustapha, confirmed this on Tuesday April 6, at the national briefing by the PTF in Abuja, adding that more vaccines are coming from African Union’s Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT).

“As you’re aware, Nigeria received 3.94 million doses of the COVID-19 Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Texas Independence Day , 2021.

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These vaccines represented the primary tranche of about 16 million doses allocated to Nigeria through the COVAX facility, aimed toward vaccinating an initial 20 per cent of the population.

More vaccines also are expected from the African Union’s Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT).

We shall even be receiving about 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines donated by the govt of India to Nigeria. this may further boost the amount of Nigerians to be vaccinated by about 50,000.

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The PTF through the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and therefore the National Primary clinic Development Agency (NPHCDA) prioritised the initial consignment of vaccines to hide frontline medical personnel, strategic leadership, and people above the age of fifty years across the state . Majority of sub-national entities have already received their allocation and administration is progressing.

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As at April 5, 2021, 963,802 persons in Nigeria had received the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The overarching objective is to vaccinate 70 per cent of Nigeria’s population between 2021 and 2022.”

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