The National Primary Health Care Development Agency and the National Food and Drugs Control destroyed over 1million doses of Astrazeneca, expired Covid-19 Vaccines in Abuja on Wednesday.
Addressing journalists after the destruction, Executive Director National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib says the country on 11th and 29th of October received a total of 2,594,100 doses of Astrazeneca with November expiry date.
According to him, 1.527,886 doses of Astrazenecca were utilized out of the total number of doses received, but unfortunately 1,066,214 doses got expired because of the short shelf life.
Vaccine hesitancy is a major challenge that the federal government continue to grapple with, making it to embark on compulsory vaccination for government employees recently.
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