Nigeria has received its first batch of over 3million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
The NAFDAC-approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in the country around noon on Tuesday, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via an Emirates airline.
“Nigeria has just received the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID—19 vaccine,” presidential aide Bashir Ahmad tweeted.
Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the Secretary to the federal government, Mr. Boss Mustapha, had on Saturday announced that Nigeria will receive its first tranche of about 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Those present at the airport to receive the vaccines were the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 Mr Boss Mustapha and minister for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.
Others include, the Director General, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, and the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu among others.