The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib that the Federal government is expecting about 29.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine.
Shuaib disclosed this at the weekly media briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Steering Committee in Abuja. He added that the government signed off to receive the vaccines through the African Union (AU), while vaccine deliveries through the COVAX facility were expected by the end of May or early June.
The NPHCDA boss noted that by then, Nigeria would have completed the process of administering the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to those who got the first dose.
Dr Shuaib acknowledged the global scarcity in vaccines and the results it would have on Nigeria.
He noted that as of April 26, a total of 1,173, 869 Nigerians, representing 58.3 per cent of the eligible persons targeted in the first phase have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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