More than 300,000 receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines– NPHCDA

 More than 300,000 receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines– NPHCDA

By Modupe Shodeinde

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed that over 300,000 people have received their first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The agency made this known on its official Twitter, yesterday, where it stated that those vaccinated so far in the country were 9.5 per cent as at March 26, 2021.

It stated that across 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory, over 374, 585 people have been vaccinated.

The Nigeria Immunisation Agency data showed that all states except Kogi have commenced vaccination against the infection in the country.

According to the agency, the Kogi State was not supplied with the vaccines because their cold store was still under repair following vandalisation during the EndSARS protest.

Lagos state, the epicentre of coronavirus in the country, was stated to have vaccinated 92,000 people, the highest in the country; followed by Ogun with 36,953, Bauchi-31,321, Kaduna-29,426, Jigawa-22, 420 and Kwara- 20,060.

The states with the lowest number of vaccinated people were Kebbi, Taraba, with one each, while Abia had four.

The NPHCDA said Nigerians could register for their COVID-19 vaccination by visiting its website and clicking on COVID-19 Vaccination e-registration.

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