215,217 Nigerians vaccinated in two weeks

Figures released by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) indicated that Nigeria is making progress with the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Nigeria got 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through COVAX on March 2.

They were distributed to states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo took jabs.

The table indicate that Lagos, Bauchi, Jigawa and Ogun states are on top of the chart.

The table, the total vaccinated as at yesterday was 215, 277.

The leading states in vaccination are Lagos (58,461), Bauchi (23,827), Jigawa (20,800), Ogun(19,257). Kaduna (14,572). Kwara(12,016), and Katsina (10,002).

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NPHCDA Dr. Faisal Shuaib said: “The vaccine is safe, we are still encouraging more Nigerians to take the first shot.

“We have put all necessary logistics in place for a seamless vaccination.”

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