covax in Nigeria

First batch of Covax vaccines arrive in Nigeria

Health autorities in Nigeria receive this day, the first batch of about four million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

The stocks were procured through Covax, a UN-backed programme that is trying to ensure Covid-19 vaccines are shared fairly among all countries.

Nigeria is expecting a total of 16 million doses of the vaccine that will be delivered in batches over months.

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The health ministry has tweeted photos of the vaccines arriving at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the capital, Abuja.

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