• June 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Nigeria Set To Take Delivery Of 29.8 Million Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Jabs

By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The federal government is set to take delivery of about 29.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, according to Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

Shuaib made this known at the weekly media briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Steering Committee in Abuja, adding that  the government signed off to receive the vaccines through the African Union (AU), while vaccine deliveries through the COVAX facility were expected by the end of May or early June.

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The NPHCDA boss noted that by the time the fresh Johnson & Johnson’s jabs arrive, Nigeria would have completed the process of administering the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to those who got the first dose.

He noted that as of April 26, a total of 1,173, 869 Nigerians, representing 58.3 per cent of the eligible persons targeted in the first phase have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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