COVID-19: Nigeria receives France’s 501,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

COVID-19: Nigeria receives France’s 501,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

The COVAX facility has handed over 501,600 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria.

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) received the grant from the French government on Friday.

The Executive Director of the National Strategic Cold Store, Faisal Shuaib, said Nigeria was one of the African countries that benefited from France’s goodwill.

According to Shuaib, France has been a reliable partner as well as a fraternal comrade in all aspects.

Nigeria’s vaccine storage facilities, he continued, are efficient and well-maintained.

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COVID-19 immunization was first given to Nigeria on March 5, 2021, when COVAX delivered four million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines.

The US government provided four million doses of Moderna vaccines in the second phase.

The African Union also gave the country 177,600 doses of Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines (AU).

The UK government once again sent 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca vaccinations to Nigeria.

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