Logistics gaps, security issues, vaccination apathy top list
FG awaits additional 42m doses from Africa Union
By Sola Ogundipe & Gabriel Olawale
With the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign weekend in Nigeria, the plan to vaccinate over 70 percent of the population between 2020 and 2021 began in earnest.
The roll-out began at the National Hospital Abuja following a positive outcome of the final assessment by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.
Last Tuesday, Nigeria received 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, being the first shipment of 16 million doses allocated to the country through the COVAX Facility to vaccinate 20 percent of the population.
Phases of the roll-out of the vaccines
In February, the Federal government had explained that the vaccine doses will be rolled out in four phases.
The first-phase recipients are the front-line health workers because of their high risk of exposure.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper