NPHCDA: 374,585 Nigerians have recieved COVID-19 vaccine,
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has stated that the number of Nigerians who have recieved the COVID-19 vaccine has exceeded 350,000.
This was disclosed by the agency in an update on the nationwide vaccination on Friday, March 26.
In a post on its Twitter handle, NPHCDA noted that as of Friday, 374,585 persons have been given the first dose of the vaccine in Nigeria.
Lagos currently has the highest number of residents vaccinated with 91,857 doses administered, followed by Ogun with 36,953, while Bauchi is third with 31,321.
The states with the lowest vaccination figures are Abia (4), Kebbi (1), and Taraba (1), while Kogi is the only state yet to begin vaccination.
According to the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, Kogi is yet to receive the doses because the state lacks the necessary storage facilities.
NPHCDA executive director, Faisal Shuaib on March 18 while addressing a media briefing stated that the state hasn’t taken delivery of the vaccine “due to the non-repair of their cold-chain store coupled with the state’s concerns around the contradictory information about the vaccines”.
Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, had also said he does not need to take the vaccine as the state has “more pertinent” issues to address.
Nigeria rolled out vaccination on March 5, after receiving 3.9 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the United Nations-led COVAX facility.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update for March 26th 2021, in 36 States + the FCT.
How’s your State fairing?#YesToCOVID19Vaccine pic.twitter.com/WUAhSmVfGt
— NPHCDA (@NphcdaNG) March 26, 2021
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