Nigeria commences COVID-19 vaccination




The Indian express

has started the vaccination of its citizens against the COVID-19 virus on Friday in Abuja.

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that the vaccine, after undergoing assessment by the National Agency for Food and
Drug Administration and Control () and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDC), was
confirmed to have positive results.

Dr Cyprian Ngon, the Family Physician, , Abuja, was the first person to receive the immunisation, while the second person was Dr Tahir Yunusa, a Pathologist with University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.

Ngon had been the Head of the COVID-19 Isolation Centre at Abuja since February 2020 when the virus was first detected in .

The third person was Dr Nuru Samudeen, Abuja Family Physician at the Accident and Emergency unit.

The country was now set to go ahead and use the 3.924 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine which arrived the country on March 2 through
the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government had launched a website where Nigerians could log on and register for the vaccination.

Government, therefore, advised citizens to log on to the website on NPHCDC website.

The healthcare development agency said that “to register for the COVID-19 vaccination, visit our website — nphcda.gov.ng —
and click on ‘COVID-19 vaccination e-registration.” (NAN)

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