Nigeria is anticipated to obtain 176,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday.
Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, confirmed this at a information convention in Abuja on Tuesday.
He mentioned the J&J vaccine, just like the AstraZeneca, is secure and environment friendly towards the coronavirus illness, together with the deadlier Delta variant.
The J&J vaccine is a single-shot vaccine.
It is anticipated to spice up Nigeria’s COVID-19 battle with the Delta variant sparking fears of a 3rd wave of the pandemic.
Dr. Shuaib had lately introduced that the second section of the COVID-19 vaccination programme would begin quickly.
The train had earlier been scheduled to start on Tuesday, however it was postponed resulting from “unforeseen circumstances,” in response to a spokesperson within the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey.
The want for the rollout of the second batch of the vaccines has, nonetheless, turn out to be essential as Nigeria regularly returns to seeing a spike in infections.
As of Monday, 422 new circumstances of COVID-19 had been recorded within the nation, with 5 extra deaths.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the infections had been recorded in 9 states. Lagos maintained the lead with 190 circumstances, adopted by Rivers (86) and Ogun (85).
Others are Oyo (22), FCT (20), Kwara (7), Edo (5), Abia (4), and Bayelsa (3)
So far, a complete of 178,508 circumstances have been confirmed, 165,983 sufferers have recovered and a couple of,192 deaths have been recorded in 36 states, together with the Federal Capital Territory.
More than 200 million circumstances of the pandemic have been confirmed globally, with the loss of life toll reaching 4 million.