Nigeria is set to receive an additional 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca COVID19 vaccine by end of July or early August 2021.
This information was disclosed by Dr Faisal Shuaib the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) at a press briefing which held in Abuja on Tuesday June 15, 2021.
The press briefing according to Dr Faisal Shuaib, was to update Nigerians on the status of COVID19 vaccination in the country.
He revealed that 1,978,808 Nigerians have received the first jab of the vaccine while 680,345 have taken two jabs.
He then called on Nigerians who have received the first dose of the vaccine to check their vaccination cards to be sure they go for the second dose between 6 to 12 weeks after the first dose to gain full protection against COVID19.
Dr Shuaib also disclosed that although the NPHCDA had officially closed vaccination for the first dose on 24th May 2021, due to requests by Nigerians, the agency had decided to re-open vaccinations.
He thereby called on all Nigerians 18years and above who are yet to be vaccinated to visit the nearest vaccination site for the first dose of the Oxford/Astrazeneca COVID19 vaccine.
The NPHCDA boss did not however disclose in his statement, who is bearing the financial burden for the expected 3.92 million doses.