Nigeria has achieved 88 percent success in its second Astra Zeneca vaccination drive.
According to the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, a total of 3.4 million doses of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been utilised for the 1st and 2nd rounds.
Shuaib disclosed this while speaking at the national briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Steering Committee on Monday, in Abuja.
He said “a total of 4,024,000 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine were received by the Federal Government of Nigeria in March 2021.”
“I am glad to inform you that 3.4 million doses have so far been utilised for the 1st and 2nd dose vaccinations, which is approximately 88 per cent of the total AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine stock in the country.
“As at (of) today, the breakdown of the number of people vaccinated and the vaccine consumption is as follows:
“2,265,805 people vaccinated with the first dose; 1,175,341 people vaccinated with the second dose and this means 88 per cent vaccine doses have been used.
“Based on these data and comparative information from other countries, Nigeria continues to have the highest vaccination rates in Africa with approximately 87,000 people being vaccinated daily.
Shuaib further stated that 3.924 million vaccines came through the COVAX facility and another 100,000 doses from the Government of India.