The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) revealed that 1,892,092 Nigerians have fully received their second doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
The NPHCDA disclosed this in a report on Monday citing figures from September 26, 2021, in 36 States including the FCT.
They said 4,734,769 of the total eligible persons targeted for COVID-19 vaccination had been reached with the first dose while 1,892,092 of total eligible persons targeted for COVID-19 vaccination had been reached with the second dose (fully vaccinated).
Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive-Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), stated that those vaccinated comprised of 3,040,000 with the first dose of AstraZeneca and 1,694,769 with the first dose of Moderna.
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“This represents 4.2 per cent of the 111,776,503 eligible populations, targeted to receive full doses of the vaccines for Nigeria to achieve herd immunity.
“Out of the total vaccinated, 1,892,092 eligible persons have received their second dose of which 1,825,739 have been fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca, while 66,353 eligible persons were fully vaccinated with Modern,” he said.
He also warned that it was a criminal offence for anyone to fraudulently acquire COVID-19 cards without receiving the vaccine, just as buying and selling of COVID-19 vaccines and cards, through racketeering, were also criminal offences.
“States will be supported to strengthen their monitoring mechanisms, as well as urge all Nigerians to report anyone who tries to buy or sell the vaccination cards to the NPHCDA and other offices,” he said, also revealing that the British High Commission had, in a statement, noted that as from October 4, they would be simplifying their classification process to ‘red list’ and ‘rest of the World,’ an indication that the on-going vaccination exercise in Nigeria, is widely recognized.