Nigeria begins second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations August 10

*The inoculation is scheduled to start Tuesday, August 10 at the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, says Willie Bassey, Spokesperson of Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In continuation of the national vaccinations against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, the Federal Government has said it will begin to administer the second batch of the virus vaccines Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Mr. Willie Bassey, Spokesperson of the country’s Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, in a statement Saturday, August 7 said that the second batch of the vaccines the government received last Tuesday would aid the country’s efforts at fighting the third wave of Coronavirus infections with the attendant Delta variant.

Related: Nigeria receives 4million Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine doses from US Government

Bassey said: “The PSC has received over four million doses of Moderna vaccine donated by the US Government to Nigeria.

“In view of the above, the inoculation is scheduled from Tuesday, August 10, at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Off Airport Road, Abuja.”

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines, which the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) approved July 2021, are expected to boost the country’s vaccination programme.

Recall the West African country had earlier kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination programme April this year after receiving 3.9 million doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine from the COVAX initiative.

COVAX was set up to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccines, particularly to low-income countries, and has already delivered more than 80 million doses to 129 territories.

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