Lagos, FCT, Kaduna lead vaccine allocation

Lagos State Government has taken delivery of 507,000 dozes of the AstraZeneca vaccine allocated to it by the Federal Government.

Lagos being the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, got the highest allocation of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) received about 219,800 doses; Kaduna State got 180,000.

State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who announced this via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, said Lagos will commence state wide vaccinations in tandem with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)

A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso, added: “The first consignment of 507,000 Astra Zeneca COVID-19 COVAX vaccine provided by the Federal Government arrived in Lagos at 5a.m today (yesterday).”

Acting Secretary, FCTA Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu, said: “The vaccine allocated to FCT is 219, 800. The vaccines are in our cold store.”

According to him, there are 25 vaccination centres in the Municipal council, 10 in Bwari, 10 in Gwagwalada, eight in Kuje, seven in Kwali and the remaining five in the Abaji area council.

Kaduna Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, said: “We have received adequate quantities for frontline health workers, essential staff and those covered in Phase I. We got 180,000 doses.”

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