Nigeria has been scheduled to take delivery of 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
This was made known in a joint statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Sunday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country was earlier set to receive its first four million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX Facility, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free.
The COVAX Facility is co-led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, with UNICEF as a key implementing partner.
It was launched in April 2020 to help ensure a fairer distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor nations.
COVAX said it would deliver two billion doses to its members by the end of 2021.
According to the statement signed by WHO, UNICEF and NPHCDA, the delivery of 3.92 million…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper