Over 1.7m Nigerians vaccinated against COVID-19 –NPHCDA

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has said that 1,794,552 persons across the country have received COVID vaccine since the nationwide rollout on March 5.

Vaccination has taken place in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

According to an update published by NPHCDA on Saturday evening, Lagos, the epicenter of the pandemic in the country, tops the list with 279,372 persons vaccinated, followed by FCT with 118,895 and Kano with 92,583.

The agency said two states have vaccinated more than 50 per cent of their eligible population required for the first dose.

The states are Kwara with 104 per cent and Lagos with 101 per cent.

The development means that the country managed to administer an average of 25,275 doses daily.

Nigeria has received close to 4.5 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine — 3.94 million delivered via the United Nations-led COVAX facility, while others are donations from India and private organisations.

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