The Nigerian Government has received additional three million two thousand four hundred (3,002,400) doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, donated by the Government of Italy .
Speaking at the official handing over ceremony in ABUJA, the Executive Director of The National Primary Health Care Development Agency ( NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib says the donation is in line with the global call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as the guesture will help to scale up vaccination in the country.
According to him, 13,588,718 persons have been fully vaccinated, which is approximately 12.2% of total eligible population, while 23,012,700 Nigerians have also received their first dose, representing 18% of the total eligible population.
He notes that the federal government is intensifying it’s support to all states to ramp up the vaccination
He urges all eligible persons including pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to take advantage of the availability of the vaccines, and get vaccinated, just as assures the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria