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COVID-19: 1.6 million Nigerians have been fully vaccinated – Federal Government

The Federal Government has stated that about 1.6 million Nigerians have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Executive-Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this during the national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC), on Monday, September 13.  According to Shuaib, 1,692,315 persons have received two[Read More…]

COVID-19: Nigeria begins rollout of Moderna vaccine

Federal Government has commenced the rollout of its second batch of Coronavirus vaccines, the 4,000,080 Moderna vaccine doses donated by the United States of America. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, said at the launch on Monday at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, that the donation was[Read More…]

JUST IN: Nigeria To Receive 176,000 J&J COVID-19 Vaccines On Wednesday

Nigeria is expected to receive 176,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday. Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, confirmed this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the J&J vaccine, like the AstraZeneca, is safe and efficient against the[Read More…]

COVID-19: NAFDAC approves Moderna and Sputnik vaccines

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for use in Nigeria. They are the Moderna and Sputnik vaccines. Both vaccines were approved for emergency use, according to the Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Moji Adeyeye, who announced the news on Thursday at a[Read More…]

COVID-19: Lagos concludes administration of vaccine first dose

The Lagos State Government has suspended its vaccination programme and shut down all its COVID-19 vaccination centres as the state completes the first phase of the exercise. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said in a statement on Thursday. The suspension is in line with the directive of[Read More…]

There may be delays in receiving second dose Of COVID-19 vaccines – FG

The Federal Government said the global scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines may delay the administration of the second dose. National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Executive Director, Faisal Shuaib stated this in Lafia, Nasarawa State, at the Northcentral zonal town hall meeting on COVID-19 vaccination. “There is a global scarcity[Read More…]

COVID-19: Nigeria begins clinical trial of locally-produced vaccines

Nigeria has begun clinical trials for the two covid-19 vaccines developed in the country, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Chairman of the Presidential task force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha told journalists last week that the vaccines will be used after the completion of trials and obtaining relevant certification. The[Read More…]

Federal Government says States that have not met the criteria for vaccine safety will not get doses

Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib said that states have not met the criteria for vaccine safety will not get doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines in the country. Dr Shuaib, disclosed this at the State House in Abuja on Thursday. Shuaib, who had earlier allayed[Read More…]

COVID-19 vaccine not advisable for pregnant and breast-feeding women – PTF

Professor of Virology, Oyewale Tomori, says it is medically not advisable for pregnant women and lactating mothers to receive Covid vaccines. Tomori, who is the Chairman, Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, stated this on Friday in a video posted on Twitter by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Amongst globally[Read More…]

COVID-19: Federal Government releases N10Billion for local production of vaccines

The Federal Government has released N10bn for local production of COVID-19 vaccines. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced this on Monday. The Minister, who was represented at a meeting of the Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committee on Health by the Director-General of the Budget[Read More…]