• May 11, 2021

#COVID-19: Nigeria Receives 300, 000 Fresh Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccines


By Franca Josepg (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Nigeria has received an additional 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine donated by a private firm.

This was revealed on Monday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

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Mustapha noted that the vaccines were donated to the government by telecommunications giant – MTN and called on other partners to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

The first batch of 3,924,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on March 2 via an Emirates airplane from India.

Nigeria commenced the exercise three days later with the vaccination of four frontline healthcare workers in Abuja.


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