FG receives 177,600 doses of J&J Covid vaccine
The Federal Government on Thursday took delivery of 177,600 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The single-shot J&J vaccine was acquired through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), with support from Afrexim bank.
According to the Africa Centre for
Disease Control, the vaccines were partly manufactured in Africa. The vaccines
are expected to be deployed in hard-to-reach areas, to eliminate the need for
travel for a second dose.
More of the J&J vaccines are expected
in the country. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said on Thursday Nigeria has
procured nearly 40 million doses of the vaccine through AVAT. Nigeria is
expected to step up its Covid vaccination program after receiving over four
million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the US government last week.
Only about one percent of the population
has been vaccinated, so far. The second phase of the national vaccination
programme is expected to kick-off next Monday.
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