COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19: Nigeria may vaccinate two millionth person this week

Judging my Nigeria’s fast–paced COVID-19 vaccination exercise, the country’s total number of vaccinated people may reach two million this week. According to data released by Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), as at 8 May 2021, Nigeria has vaccinated a total of 1, 653, 292 persons. Moreover, the country is hinging closer to reaching the total number of persons targeted with the vaccine, having reached 82% of target. According to the COVID-19 vaccine coverage breakdown made available by the

Nigeria, others to benefit from US govt’s $4bn COVID-19 vaccine fund

Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, and other countries across the continent and beyond that qualify to enjoy support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will benefit from the final approval of the United States’ commitment to provide Gavi with US$ 4 billion in COVID-19 supplemental funding. These resources, which were included in a larger omnibus funding package, will ensure that lower-income economies have equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, helping to end the acute phase of the pandemic. In a statement, Gavi