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Nigeria to start administering second batch of COVID-19 vaccines August 10


The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, says the nation will begin administering the second batch of COVID-19 vaccines from August 10.

The vaccines had been donated by the United State of America.

The committee’s Director of Publicity, Mr. Willie Bassey, disclosed this in an announcement on Saturday in Abuja.

In keeping with Bassey, that is to step up efforts to battle the third wave of infections.

“The PSC has obtained over 4 million doses of Moderna vaccine donated by the U.S. Authorities to Nigeria.

“In view of the above, the inoculation is scheduled from Tuesday, August 10, on the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, off Airport street, Abuja,” he mentioned.

NAN remembers that the donation was a part of President Joe Biden’s promise to present 500 million vaccines to the world by the tip of 2022.

The supply was the second batch of vaccines to reach in Nigeria after 4 million doses had been delivered in March underneath the COVAX vaccine sharing facility.

COVAX was arrange to make sure equitable distribution of vaccines, notably to low-income international locations, and had already delivered greater than 80 million doses to 129 territories.

Nigeria had since exhausted the 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Moderna vaccine obtained on August 1, is an mRNA sort of vaccine, manufactured and developed by Moderna, NIAID. Two photographs of the vaccine are to be administered via intramuscular injection, 28 days aside.

The Moderna vaccine had been listed for emergency use by the World Well being Organisation and permitted by the Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management, as protected and efficient, primarily based on information from large-scale medical trials.

NAN remembers that the Federal Authorities introduced its plan to vaccinate 109 million folks towards the COVID-19 virus, over two years.

It mentioned that solely eligible populations from 18 years and above could be vaccinated.

To realize this, “the vaccine roll-out will probably be in 4 phases, beginning with well being employees, frontline employees, COVID-19 speedy response crew, laboratory community, policemen, petrol station employees and strategic leaders.

“Section 2 will cowl older adults aged 50 years and above and people with co-morbidities aged 18-49.

“Section 3 will cowl these in states/native governments with excessive illness burden and those that missed phases 1 and a pair of whereas section 4 will cowl different eligible populations as vaccines change into out there,” it acknowledged. 

(NAN)

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