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COVID-19: Why we administered 1st, 2nd doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to 2 million Nigerians – FG

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The Federal Authorities has defined why it selected to manage its inventory of 4 million Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses at two doses in shut intervals on about two million folks.

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The federal government says it selected this towards in search of to exhaust its accessible inventory on 4 million folks at one dose solely to search out that there is no such thing as a available vaccine for second dose administration.

The Government Director of Nationwide Major Well being Care Improvement Company (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib who made the reason at a Northeast Zonal Townhall Assembly on COVID-19 vaccination in Yola on Monday, mentioned the company supplied the primary COVID-19 vaccine doses to 1,966,548 Nigerians, representing about 98% of these focused within the first wave of the nation’s vaccination train.

He added that the federal government has thus far reached 358,239 folks for the reason that starting of the administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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“We’ve seen that there are delays in vaccine shipments all around the world, together with to us right here in Nigeria. We noticed that there can be a threat that Nigerians would obtain the primary dose after which an excessive amount of time would cross between the primary and second dose earlier than a brand new cargo arrived.”

“For these vaccines to work successfully, for full inoculation towards COVID-19, it’s suggested that two doses are administered and that they’re administered not more than 12 weeks aside. We’re assured that this was the correct choice.”

Earlier on the zonal city corridor assembly which had representatives of individuals from the six states of the Northeast in attendance, the Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, introduced that the nation is anticipating the second batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses subsequent month, even because the nation continues the second dose administration on the primary batch of 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine obtained in March this 12 months.

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

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