122, 410 Nigerians Vaccinated In Nigeria

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An update has been released by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, on Monday to show that a total of 122,410 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated, representing 3.1 per cent of the proportion vaccinated.

A breakdown of the NPHCDA update contained in an Electronic Management of Immunisation Data System, further stated that Lagos is leading in the exercise with 36,009 persons vaccinated.

Jigawa , and Bauchi trail behind Lagos with 19,226 and 14,422 respectively.

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.

Eight states such as Abia, Kebbi, Kogi, Niger, Oyo, Sokoto, Taraba, and Zamfara are yet to vaccinate a single person.

Speaking on the development, the Executive Director of the NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, said full implementation of COVID19 vaccination, has commenced in 33 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, while four States of Kogi, Kebbi, Zamfara and Oyo are yet to commence.

According to him , this update 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.

He said the agency 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.

He further emphasized that no Nigerian has so far developed any known severe side effects following vaccination with the Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccine

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