Federal Government confirms 1.6 million Nigerians have been fully vaccinated

The Federal Government has revealed that no fewer than 1.6 million Nigerians have been fully vaccinated.

According to the Executive-Director, National Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib said at the National briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on Monday.

He revealed that 1,692,315 have gotten the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, 1,407,736 have been given the Moderna vaccine.

“This is made up of 2,645,020 persons with the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and 1,407,736 persons with first dose of Moderna vaccine. A total of 1,692,315 eligible persons are fully vaccinated and we currently have a national average of 70.4 per cent utilisation of the 2,000,040 doses of modern vaccines we received.”

“The list of vaccination sites across the Country is also available on the NPHCDA website www.nphcda.gov.ng Eligible persons who are unable to register by themselves can go to any designated health facility where he/she will be assisted by our vaccination team.”

“We have received reports of people trying to procure cards from health workers, these reports are being investigated and anyone found wanting would be prosecuted. It is important to emphasize that it is in the interest of public safety and collective well-being of Nigerians that the Federal Government has made available these vaccines free for all eligible persons.”

He also told Nigerians that the vaccination is free and warned health workers demanding for money to desist.

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