First COVID-19 COVAX vaccine doses administered in Nigeria

Written by on March 2, 2021

Nigeria has received nearly four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF, and WHO.
 
COVAX shipped three point nine four million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, from Mumbai to Abuja via Emirates Charter flight
 
According to a statement by United Nations in Nigeria, the arrival marked a historic step towards the goal to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally.
 
UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said the UN Country Team in Nigeria reiterates its commitment to support the vaccination campaign in Nigeria and help contain the spread of the virus.
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