The National Primary Health Care Development Agency says Nigeria on Monday Oct. 4th recieved a total of 501, 600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX facility as donation from the Government of France.
It said the country have also gotten confirmation that it will be receiving an additional 3,577,860 doses of Pfizer vaccines within the next two weeks.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Faisal Shuaib disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday at its weekly press briefing on update of the COVID-19 vaccination.
He said in the coming months, Nigeria will be receiving more doses of COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX facility.
He said the country anticipate that the vaccines will be quite large in amount, and therefore will require more efficient and faster ways of utilizing them including expanding access to the vaccines.
Dr. Shuaib however said in this phase of the vaccination process, 191 serious and 6,555 non-serious AEFI cases were reported.
He added that all cases reported were managed in the health facility and individuals have fully recovered and are back to their normal lives.