The Federal Government on Monday took delivery of another tranche of COVID-19 vaccine doses. The latest tranche, about 4.8 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, was donated by the US government.
Representatives from UNICEF and USAID officially presented the vaccine at a ceremony in Abuja.
Nigeria had earlier kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination program in April after receiving 3.9 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX initiative.
The Moderna vaccines, which were approved by NAFDAC in July, are expected to boost the country’s vaccination programme.
Meanwhile, Nigeria recorded fresh 407 COVID-19 cases as resident doctors across the country resumed an indefinite, nationwide strike.
According to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the new cases were recorded on Sunday. The country has seen a recent uptick in new cases as fears of a third wave, triggered by the Delta variant, looms
The Delta variant is believed to be deadlier and more contagious.