Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of PSC on COVID-19

COVID-19: Nigeria postpones second phase of vaccinations

*The Federal Government announces the postponement of the national flag-off exercise of phase two vaccination programme earlier scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021, due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has said that the second phase of the Coronavirus vaccinations earlier scheduled to commence Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in Abuja, FCT, is cancelled.

Mr. Willie Bassey, a Sspokesman in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), disclosed this development in a statement issued Sunday, August 8, in Abuja.

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Bassey said: “This is to announce the postponement of the national flag-off exercise of phase 11 vaccination programme earlier scheduled for Tuesday this week due to unforeseen circumstances.

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“A new date will be communicated, please.”

The PSC Saturday, August 7 in a statement by Bassey had informed Nigerians, that the second phase vaccinations against the disruptive pandemic would formally commence Tuesday, in Abuja.

The statement noted that the move was earlier made after the Committee had secured the approval of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Bassey had stated: “The PSC has received over four million doses of Moderna Vaccine donated by the United States Government to Nigeria.

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

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The United States Government donated the COVID-19 Vaccines to Nigeria, and delivered them through the COVAX facility August 2.

ConsumerConnect reports the COVAX is a United Nations (UN)-backed effort that promises access to vaccines for up to 20 percent of participating countries’ populations across the world.

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