Nigeria has so far vaccinated a total of 215,277 people in 30 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Lagos State is leading other states in the number of persons vaccinated with 58, 461, followed by Bauchi state which has so far administered the COVID-19 vaccine to 23,827 people.
According to statistics issued by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Tuesday, about 5.5 percent of the country’s population have taken the vaccine since it was rolled out early this month.
Details of the statistics showed Lagos has vaccinated 58,461; Bauchi 23,827; Abia 0; Adamawa 7,407; Akwa Ibom 127, Anambra 132, Bayelsa 552; Benue 146; Borno 653; Cross Rivers 948; Delta 915; Ebonyi 1,049; Edo 2,645; Ekiti 1,049; Enugu 956; FCT 8,616; Gombe 203; Imo 1,908; Jigawa 20,800 and Kaduna 14,572.
Other states are: Kano 3,903; Katsina 10,002; Kebbi 0; Kogi 0; Kwara 12,016; Nasarawa 6,801; Niger 0; Ogun 19,257; Ondo 4,205; Osun 6,658; Oyo 0; Plateau 883; Rivers 1,951; Sokoto 98, Taraba 0; Yobe 5,509; Zamfara 0.
The statistics further indicates that the number of Astrazeneca vaccine doses still untilised is 393,784,723.
According to the stages of vaccination as approved by the NPHCDA, which is the federal focal agency responsible for deployment of the COVID-19 vaccines in the country, only frontline health workers and identified strategic political office holders, traditional and religious leaders are supposed to receive the vaccine jab under first phase of the exercise. (ThisDay)