The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says a total of 4,683 Nigerians have taken the second jab of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The Executive Director (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja at a press conference to update Nigerians on the status of the vaccination exercise.

Dr. Shuaib noted that the agency has almost completed administering all first doses as of Monday 24th May 2021.

According to him, 1,929,237 Nigerians have been captured so far, representing 96 per cent of the targeted population.

“We are advising that all Nigerians who have received their first dose should check their vaccination cards for the date of their second dose, and ensure that they receive the second dose to gain full protection against COVID-19,” he said.

The NPHCDA chief added, “As we transition to administering second doses, our teams have assessed the communication and mobilisation activities that have been undertaken thus far to create awareness for the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage uptake.

“We will be building on the work we have already done in these areas to ensure that Nigerians can easily access accurate information about COVID-19 vaccination.”

He explained that the objective was to do everything possible to educate, combat misinformation, and ensure confidence in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, and ensure all Nigerians have clear information on how, where, and when to get the vaccine.


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