Nigeria To Receive Over 176,000 J&J COVID-19 Vaccines On Wednesday


Nigeria To Receive Over 176,000 J&J COVID-19 Vaccines On Wednesday 2
A well being employee prepares a COVID-19 vaccine dose to inoculate a lady. Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP (File Photo)

 

Nigeria is predicted 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 stated the J&J vaccine, just like the AstraZeneca, is protected and environment friendly towards the coronavirus illness, together with the deadlier Delta variant.

The J&J vaccine is a single-shot vaccine.

It is predicted to spice up Nigeria’s COVID-19 struggle with the Delta variant sparking fears of a 3rd wave of the pandemic.

Dr. Shuaib had not too long ago introduced that the second section of the COVID-19 vaccination programme would begin quickly.

The train had earlier been scheduled to start on Tuesday, but it surely was postponed as a consequence of “unforeseen circumstances,” in line with 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, grow to be essential as Nigeria step by step returns to seeing a spike in infections.

As of Monday, 422 new circumstances of COVID-19 have been recorded within the nation, with 5 extra deaths.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the infections have 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 pair 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 dying toll reaching 4 million.

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