Administration of the second batch of COVID-19 vaccines it received this month from the Us government will begin on Tuesday, the Federal Government had said, Oyogist.com reports.
The latest tranche, over four million doses of the Moderna vaccine, donated by the US government was received on Monday, 2nd August.
According to a statement signed by spokesperson to the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Mr Willie Bassey, the second batch of vaccines will aid the country’s efforts in battling the third wave of coronavirus infections.
“The PSC has received over four million doses of Moderna vaccine donated by the U.S. Government to Nigeria,” Mr Bassey said.
“In view of the above, the inoculation is scheduled from Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, off Airport road, Abuja.”
Nigeria had earlier kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination program in April after receiving 3.9 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX initiative.