Nigeria to receive 29.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

News - by RadioNow / Apr. 27th, 2021

The Nigerian government is expecting about 29.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Faisal Shuaib said on Monday.

Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), disclosed this at the weekly media briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Steering Committee in Abuja.
He added that the government signed off to receive the vaccines through the African Union (AU), while vaccine deliveries through the COVAX facility were expected by the end of May or early June.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Steering Committee has advised citizens to limit non-essential travel to high burden countries.

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