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4.7m People Have Received First Dose of COVID Vaccine – NPHCDA

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Faisal Shuaib, executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed as of September 26, a total of 4.7 million people have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine.

Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Shuaib said out of the total number of the people that have been vaccinated, 1.8 million have received the second jab.

According to him:  “Our data as of yesterday, 26th September 2021, shows that 4,734,769 eligible people in Nigeria have received their first dose of COVID vaccine,”

“This comprises 3,040,000 with first dose AstraZeneca and 1,694,769 with the first dose of Moderna.

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“This represents 4.2 percent of the 111,776,503 eligible population, who are targeted to receive full doses of the vaccines for Nigeria to reach herd immunity.

“Out of the total vaccinated, 1,892,092 eligible persons have received their second dose of which 1,825,739 have been fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca, while 66,353 eligible persons have been fully vaccinated with Moderna.”

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