FG receives 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca


FG receives 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca

The federal government on Tuesday Augusy 17, received 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines donated by the UK government. 


Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr Faisal Shuaib who spoke during the official hand-over of the vaccine, said it is the first tranche of the 1,299,760 expected from the UK Government through the COVAX facility.


Shuaib said; 


“I am glad to inform you that last night, we received 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by the UK Government. We are most grateful to the government and people of the UK for this gesture.

“This vaccine will be deployed immediately to the States (after NAFDAC’s approval), and would be administered as second dose to those who had earlier received only the first dose of the vaccine during the first phase of the vaccination rollout.

“I, therefore, enjoin all those who have received AstraZeneca as first dose to visit the…

Source: Linda Ikeji