Nigeria has taken delivery of the 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, making it the third West African country to take delivery under the COVAX scheme, after Ghana and Ivory Coast.
“I AM HERE, NIGERIA,” National Primary Health Care Development Agency tweeted on Tuesday.
Over the coming months, Nigeria expects 16 million doses from COVAX, a facility for poor and middle-income countries co-led by Gavi, the vaccine alliance, and the World Health Organization, with UNICEF as an implementing partner.
On Monday, Nigeria launched an online registration portal for COVID-19 vaccinations.
“We have provided an e-registration link to enable Nigerians register for the #COVID19Vaccine themselves, obtain their pre-vaccination numbers, and schedule their preferred date and time for vaccination,” National Primary Health Care Development Agency boss Faisal Shuaib said.Shuaib said the website was launched with respect to the “T.E.A.C.H. Strategy: An Indigenous Approach to #COVID19 Vaccination in Nigeria.” (Guardian)