Five things to know about Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccination drive | The Guardian Nigeria News


Nigeria on Tuesday took delivery of the 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.

The country will be the third West African country to take delivery under the COVAX scheme, after Ghana and Ivory Coast.

The most populous country in Africa is expected to take the delivery of additional 16 million doses from COVAX, in coming months. COVAX is a facility for poor and middle-income countries co-led by Gavi, the vaccine alliance, and the World Health Organization, with UNICEF as an implementing partner.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 confirmed cases has risen to 156,017 including 1,915 deaths, according to an update by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night.

Here is what to know about the countries vaccination process.

On Monday, Nigeria launched an online registration portal for COVID-19 vaccinations.

“We have provided an e-registration link to enable Nigerians register for the #COVID19Vaccine themselves, obtain their pre-vaccination numbers and schedule…

Source: Guardian Newspaper