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Nigeria to begin covid-19 vaccination campaign

In Abuja, the Capital of Nigeria, a mass vacination campaign against the coronavirus pandemic is launched.

The country will use Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines acquired through Covax, a UN-backed initiative to ensure poorer nations acquire the doses.

According to the head of the country’s Healthcare Development Agency, health workers will be the first to be vaccinated. The elderly and people with underlying conditions will also be prioritised.

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On Saturday, president Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will receive their jabs and the government said 50% of Nigerians expressed their willingness to be vaccinated against the pandemic.

The country has so far recorded a total case of 158,000 including 136,000 recovered and 1,951 deaths.

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