Oyogist has learned that the Federal Government is set to begin the second phase of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) vaccination today after Recieving 177,600 Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines on August 12, 2021 in Abuja.
Nigeria had received 4,800,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, which were taken to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for approval.
NAFDAC said the doses of Moderna vaccine donated to the country by the U.S. were “safe and meant to save lives.”
The Executive Director of Nigerian health agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said: “The arrival of these vaccines will be yet another step in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.”
According to Shuaib, the shipment is the first batch of the vaccine from AU, which would be received in batches monthly until 29.8 million doses are completed.