Amid the third wave of COVID-19 infections, only one,416,623 Nigerians, representing 0.9 per cent of the nation’s inhabitants, have been absolutely vaccinated towards the lethal virus.
Experts say a nation should vaccinate 70 per cent of its inhabitants to attain herd immunity.
The World Health Organisation, on its web site, describes herd immunity because the oblique safety from an infectious illness that occurs when a inhabitants is immune both by means of vaccination or immunity developed by means of earlier an infection.
However, the company has but to take a place on the proportion of vaccinations required for a rustic to be formally declared as having achieved COVID-19 herd immunity.
According to Punch, Nigeria is behind 157 international locations world wide within the price of vaccination towards the lethal virus.
Worldwide figures offered by Google News primarily based on information aggregated from Wikipedia, Johns Hopkins University and Our World in Data confirmed that 4,620,035,352 vaccines had been administered, whereas 1,257,545,210 (16.2 per cent) folks have been absolutely vaccinated.
The 10 international locations topping the vaccination chart are Malta (81.3 per cent), Maldives (78.2 per cent), United Arab Emirates (73.7 per cent), Seychelles (70.2 per cent), Iceland (70.1 per cent), Singapore (70 per cent), Bahrain (69.2 per cent), San Marino (68.2 per cent), Chile (67.5 per cent), Uruguay (67.4 per cent), and Qatar (67.4 per cent).
As of 9.30pm on Friday, the overall variety of doses administered in Nigeria stood at 3,967,013, whereas the inhabitants of those that had obtained at the very least one dose of the vaccine was 2,550,390, representing 1.2 per cent of the nation. Of that quantity, the inhabitants of absolutely vaccinated Nigerians was 1,416,623 (0.69 per cent).
According to Worldometer, which offers real-time statistics for various matters, Nigeria has a inhabitants of about 206,139,589.
In Africa, the second most populous nation, Ethiopia with 114,963,588 residents, had given 2,302,496 vaccine doses, although no information was offered on the variety of recipients of both one dose or full vaccination.
Egypt, with a inhabitants of 102,334,404, had administered 5,750,549 doses. A complete of three,883,927 Egyptians (3.9 per cent) had obtained at the very least one dose, whereas 1,866,622 (1.9 per cent) have been absolutely vaccinated.
With a inhabitants of 31,072,940, Ghana had given 1,271,393 doses in whole, with 865,422 (2.9 per cent) of its folks having obtained at the very least one dose and 405,971 (1.3 per cent) absolutely vaccinated.
South Africa, with a inhabitants of 59,308,690, had administered 9,185,756 doses, and seven,249,045 (12.3 per cent), who had obtained at the very least one dose, together with 3,958,231 (6.7 per cent) absolutely vaccinated.
In Kenya with a inhabitants of 53,771,296, a complete of 1,922,085 doses had been administered to 1,192,418 (2.5 per cent) of its residents, together with 729,667 who have been absolutely vaccinated.