COVID-19: Nigeria Vaccinates 513,626 People

COVID-19: Nigeria Vaccinates 513,626 People 5

The number of eligible Nigerians who have so far taken their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday has risen to 513,626 nationwide.

The figure, which was contained in a document prepared by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, also showed that the nation has attained 25.5% proportion vaccinated

According to the document, only Kogi State has yet to start vaccination as of Friday while Kebbi and Taraba recorded one each.

The figure, which was compiled from the Electronic Management of Immunisation Data System Dashboard, showed that Lagos State remained the state with the highest vaccination figure of 110,042 as of Sunday.

Lagos, which is described as the epicentre of the pandemic, has remained the state with the highest number of people vaccinated since the compilation started.

Ogun is taking the second position on the chart with 47,507 persons so far vaccinated in the state

Ogun is followed by Kaduna State which has vaccinated 38,063.

Kaduna is followed by Bauchi which has vaccinated 32,482 persons.

Others are Katsina -28,918; Kwara- 26,473; Jigawa -23,089; Kano -18,951; Federal Capital Territory -18,080; Ondo -18,368; Osun -17,202; Yobe -14,748; Adamawa -14,094; Edo -12,495; and Nasarawa -11,509 among others.

Nigeria had on March 2 received 3.94million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had on Tuesday said Nigeria would receive additional 84 million doses of the same vaccine this year.

Also on Tuesday, the Federal Government took delivery of the first set of 300,000 doses of the vaccine out of a total of 1.4 million doses MTN planned to donate to Nigeria.

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