After one postponement, Nigeria is now scheduled to begin the second section of its COVID-19 vaccination programme on August 16.
This is in accordance with the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib.
The Federal Government had earlier scheduled the train to start on Tuesday, nevertheless it was postponed as a result of “unforeseen circumstances,” in accordance with a spokesperson within the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey.
Speaking to Channels Television on Monday, Dr Shuaib urged the postponement had been crucial for preparations to be finalised.
“The start date for the vaccination has been postponed to next week Monday,” he stated.
“This is to enable NAFDAC finish its assessment and preparatory processes.”
The second section of the vaccination programme was breathed into life after the US donated over 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine.
Only about one p.c of the inhabitants has been absolutely vaccinated, up to now.
On Sunday, Nigeria recorded 471 contemporary circumstances of the novel coronavirus as resident docs throughout the nation proceed to strike over unpaid advantages.
The new circumstances have been reported on Sunday from 13 states, in accordance with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Nigeria has not too long ago seen an uptick in new circumstances of COVID-19 as fears of a 3rd wave continues to loom.
To put together for the surge in new circumstances, the federal government has suggested Nigerians to stick to well being protocols resembling carrying of masks and social distancing, particularly in indoor settings.