ABUJA, October 14 (Hfrance.fr) - Nigeria has received 501,600 doses of AstraZeneca (AZN.L) Vaccine COVID-19French government via the COVAX vaccine sharing center, a senior health official said on Thursday.
Faisal Shuaib, head of the National Agency Primary Health Care Development Committee, said the country had also received 434,400 doses of Johnson and Johnson (JNJ.N) vaccine from the African Union.
The two supplies were received last week, Shuaib said, adding that more were expected via the COVAX facility and the African Union.
The COVAX facility, supported by the World Health Organization and the GAVI Vaccine Alliance, aims to secure billions of doses for by the end of 2021.
About 2.3% of Nigerians or 2.54 million people were fully immunized on Thursday, tandis that 4.7% of the population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Shuaib said.
"With more vaccines Arriving in the country, I fervently hope that more people will appear ... so that Nigeria can move quickly towards obtaining collective immunity "said Shuaib.
From December 1, Nigerian officials will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test for the disease to access their offices, a committee said presidential. learn more
Nigeria, which has not tested extensively for COVID-19, has so far recorded 208,404 confirmed infections and 2,761 deaths due to the virus. Report by Camille Eboh; Written by Chijioke Ohuocha; Edited by Peter Cooney
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