Posted by News Express | 25 May 2022 | 246 times
The Federal Government on Tuesday received 4.4 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from Spain.
It will be recalled that Nigeria has already received 2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from Finland, Greece and Slovenia with more expected from EU countries.
Speaking during the presentation of the vaccines, the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said Nigeria wanted to vaccinate 70% of its population.
“It was far off the target, but Spain's donation would help”, he said.
Shuaib said 23.4% of the eligible population had received a first dose of vaccine, while 15.8% have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Nigeria has recorded 255,937 confirmed cases as of Tuesday with 3,143 deaths.
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