Nigeria Takes Delivery Of Over Four Million Moderna Vaccine Doses

 In this file photograph taken on June 29, 2021, a medical official holds a vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in Quimper, western France. Fred TANNEAU / AFP
In this file {photograph} taken on June 29, 2021, a medical official holds a vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in Quimper, western France. Fred TANNEAU / AFP

 

The Federal Government on Monday took supply of one other tranche of COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The newest tranche, over 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, was donated by the US authorities.

Representatives from UNICEF and USAID formally offered the vaccine at a ceremony in Abuja.

According to AFP, the vaccines had arrived Nigeria on Sunday by way of two planes.

Nigeria had earlier kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination program in April after receiving 3.9 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX initiative.

Covax was arrange to make sure the equitable distribution of vaccines, notably to low-income nations, and has already delivered greater than 80 million doses to 129 territories.

The Moderna vaccines, which have been accredited by NAFDAC in July, are anticipated to spice up the nation’s vaccination programme.

The virus has killed 2,149 folks and contaminated almost 174,000 in Nigeria, however the actual figures are believed to be a lot greater, partially due to low testing charges.

Last month, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control mentioned it had detected the Delta variant, placing officers on alert for a 3rd wave of infections within the nation.

In June, Nigeria barred passengers who aren’t residents or everlasting residents from getting into the nation if they’ve been in South Africa previously 14 days.

The resolution adopted comparable restrictions imposed on travellers coming from Brazil, India and Turkey.

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Nigeria Takes Delivery Of Over Four Million Moderna Vaccine Doses

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