The executive director and Chief Executive Officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib recently revealed this during an in media conference on the status of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria.
According to FG, as of now, 1,956,598 of targeted eligible Nigerians have been vaccinated with their first dose of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine, and out of the number, 66% are frontline workers, 22% are healthcare workers, while 12% belong to the elderly group.
FG added that 73,465 Nigerians have also received their second dose across 36 states plus the FCT so far.
His words, “As of today, 1,956,598 of targeted eligible Nigerians have been vaccinated with their first dose of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine. Of this number, 66% are frontline workers, 22% are healthcare workers, while 12% belong to the elderly group.”
“73,465 Nigerians have also received their second dose across 36 states and the FCT.”
“This includes His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who both received their second doses on Saturday, May 29. Similarly, you would have seen that in many States, the Governors, members of the legislature, traditional and religious leaders have publicly started taking the second dose of their vaccinations.”
“Only yesterday, members of the Presidential Steering Committee including myself received our second doses of the vaccine. | can assure that we are all doing well. Indeed, on my part, the side effects following the second dose were much less than the first dose.”
“Our health teams are working hard, and I’d like to thank them once again for all their efforts to make sure Nigerians are being vaccinated. I’d also like to thank the Nigerian public for your cooperation and support in achieving a smooth vaccination Campaign. This has been a national effort that involves all stakeholders.”
“The AEFls symptoms ranged from pain and swelling at the site of vaccination to more serious symptoms such as headaches, abdominal pain, fever, dizziness, and allergic reactions.”
“A total of 10,027 cases of mild AEFI have been reported as of May 30″, while 86 cases of moderate to severe incidents have been reported. All these individuals have since fully recovered.”
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