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FG to receive 4.8m doses of covid-19 Vaccines on Monday

by Meso Ejiofor
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Oyogist.com had learned that the Federal Government is set to receive about 4.8 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines on Monday, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said on Sunday.

Dr Faisal Shuaib, NPHCDA Executive Director/ CEO, in a memo issued to journalists in Abuja, said the consignment is a donation from the American government.

The expected shipment will be the largest of vaccines received since the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign started in March this year.

Nigeria has run out of COVID-19 vaccines after an initial four million doses of AstraZeneca, received from the COVAX facility were utilized three weeks ago.

Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC), has called for strict compliance to the COVID-19 protocols in the conduct of all political events in the country.

In a communique issued on Friday, the PSC Chairman and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said the call followed recent confirmation of more cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in several states and the continued rising number of infections and hospitalization across the country.

He warned all political parties, State governments, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and State Independent Electoral Commissns (SIEC) to avoid the spread of the virus amid political gatherings and ensure maximum public safety.

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