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COVID 19: NPHCDA Says Over 17.5 Million People Are Vaccinated in Nigeria

BoomRadioNG | January 17, 2022
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, says Over 17.5 million Nigerians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines.
The Agency revealed that as of January 14, 2022, 12,559,347 of the total eligible persons targeted for COVID-19 vaccination were reached with the first dose, while 4,967,233 were reached with the second dose (fully vaccinated).
In total, 17,526,580 persons have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine.

260,431 eligible persons across the country have received their Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses, while 12,963 eligible persons have received their Moderna booster doses.

Kogi and Niger States are yet to begin the administration of the booster doses.

In total, 273,394 eligible persons have received their COVID-19 booster doses.

Those that are eligible for booster doses include persons who are 18 years and above, and those who must have received their second dose of AstraZeneca, Pfizer Bio-N-Tech or Moderna at least 6 months after their second dose.

For Johnson and Johnson booster doses, a time interval of 2 months or more is required.

The NPHCDA noted that Nasarawa and Jigawa States have vaccinated the most population in the country, at 74.47 per cent and 59.79 per cent respectively.

Others in the top five performing states on COVID-19 vaccination are: Ogun at 20.48 per cent, Oyo at 18.19 percent, and Zamfara at 18.12 per cent.

Enugu, Edo, Anambra, Abia, Borno, Sokoto, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom, Imo, and Bayelsa States are the least performing states in terms of vaccinating their people.

Ademola Adejuwon

Written by BoomRadioNG


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