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Only 122,410 Nigerians Have Been Vaccinated Thus Far – NPHCDA

Coronavirus Nigeria

Coronavirus Nigeria

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA has come out to say that a total of 122,410 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated against coronavirus.

The recent update was broken down in a statement contained in an Electronic Management of Immunisation Data System, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to the update, Lagos is leading in the exercise with 36,009 persons vaccinated, and the 122,410 total means 3.1 per cent of the proportion have been vaccinated.

Other states that have recorded 3-digit figures in the exercise are Ogun, 9,765; Kaduna, 7,099; Kwara, 5,302; FCT, 5232; Nasarawa, 5,133; Adamawa, 4,150; Katsina, 3,401; Osun, 3,234; Yobe, 2,498; Kano, 1,495; Edo, 1,267; Ondo, 887; Imo, 706; Rivers, 699; Cross Rivers, 366; Bayelsa, 358; Plateau, 305; Enugu, 277; Delta, 214; Gombe, 158; Ekiti, 67; Benue, 65; Akwa Ibom, 55 and Anambra, 10, while Ebonyi and Borno recorded 8 and 2 respectively.

Executive Director of the NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib added, “We believe this would further assure Nigerians that the government is honest and has made a safe choice of vaccine for protecting its people against COVID -19.”

“We shall continue to collaborate with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, pharmacovigilance team to monitor the administration of the vaccine and document any adverse reactions.”

“No Nigerian so far has developed any known severe side effects following vaccination with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.”

“What we have observed among some of those vaccinated are mild side effects, such as pain and swelling at the injection site.”

“Information reaching us from the states reveal that there are reports of alleged vaccine mismanagement at some vaccination sites e.g. at Police Clinic, Falomo in Lagos state.”

This is currently being investigated and we understand from the Lagos State Government that a report would be made available today.”

“We anticipate that decisive action will be taken against anyone found culpable of subverting the vaccination process.”

“So, we do expect the full application of the accountability mechanism. Beyond this case, the Federal Government is following closely on its vaccine accountability framework to ensure that similar cases of vaccine mismanagement and other sharp practices are quashed.”

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