The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) is calling on eligible Nigerians to receive booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Speaking at a Ministry of Health media briefing yesterday, Faisal Shuaib, NPHCDA Executive Director, said 55.3 percent of eligible Nigerians have been fully vaccinated against COVID, although the agency’s target was 70 percent by December 2022.
According to him, the fight against COVID is not over; and pointed to a new Omicron sub-variant that is quickly becoming the dominant strain in parts of the United States and has been detected in at least 28 other countries.
Mr. Shuaib further stated that as of 7 January 2023, Nigeria has a vaccine stock balance of over 28.9 million doses, with more vaccines still expected over the coming weeks.
He encouraged all Nigerians to visit the nearest government facility to ensure they are up to date with either their first, second, or booster doses.