Nigeria’s Vaccinated Population Exceeds 32 Million

NEWS DIGEST – Over 32 million people across Nigeria have taken the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, as well as Johnson and Johnson brands of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday, April 3 2022.

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) disclosed this on Monday while giving an update on the vaccination exercise in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), adding that the figure comprises those who have taken the first and second doses, as well as the booster shots of these vaccines.

Rating how well the exercise has done in the states, the agency said Nasarawa performed best having administered vaccines to more than half of the targeted population.

However, the NPHCDA has advised those who have taken their first vaccine dose to proceed to their respective vaccination sites for the second jab.

It also, advised them to be cautious of the interval between the two doses, as well as booster shots taken.

“All vaccination sites are open to eligible persons 18 years and above for first, second, and booster doses”.

“Kindly avail yourselves of this opportunity in the ongoing mass vaccination exercise to get vaccinated against COVID-19,” It said in a Facebook post.

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