Maryam Aminu- Abuja
The Federal Government in its effort to ensure that all Nigerians get vaccinated against Coronavirus has revealed that Nigeria is not among the red-listed countries that need mandatory quarantine for 14 days in a supervised UK facility as against the UK statement issued, yesterday.
The Executive Director, NPHCDA
Dr. Faisal Shuaib who made this known today as the agency gives an update on COVID-19 vaccination across the country in Abuja explained that the current listing of Countries with approved vaccination certification has just started in the UK adding that they are reviewing the Country’s programs in phases.
On the vaccination process so far, he noted that as of 4th of October 2021, Nigeria had vaccinated 4,963,985 eligible persons across the country with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines which represents 4.4% of the targeted 111,776,503 eligible population.
Dr. Faisal further informed that the agency has received 501,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX facility as donations from the Government of France adding that confirmation has also been received that Nigeria will be receiving 3,577,860 doses of Pfizer vaccines within the next two weeks.
“I can’t be safe until you are safe, and you can’t be safe until I am safe” Dr. Faisal added