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NIGERIA TAKES DELIVERY OF VACCINES FROM US GOVERNMENT

Nigeria Has Taken Delivery Of Four Million And Eighty Doses Of Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine From The United States Government As Efforts To Curb The 3rd Wave Of Covid-19 Intensify.

Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Faisal Shuaib While Receiving The Vaccines At The National Strategic Cold Store, , Abuja, Assures Its Prompt Distribution To The Sub National Levels After Getting Nafdac Certification.

The Vaccines, Which Were Delivered Through The Covax Facility, A Vaccine Alliance Aimed At Ensuring Equitable Distribution Of Vaccines Globally, Had Earlier Arrived In Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital City, Around 2:15 A.m. On Sunday.

The President Of The United States, Joe Biden, Had In May, Pledged To Share 80 Million Vaccines Produced In The U.s With Countries Around The World To Protect The Most Vulnerable And Stem Transmission Of The Coronavirus.

Of These 80 Million, Africa Is Expected To Receive 25 Million, With The First Shipments To Burkina Faso, Djibouti, And Ethiopia Which Had Already Been Delivered.

Dr Faisal Shuaib, Said The Presidential Steering Committee On Covid-19, Had, Ahead Of The Arrival Of The Vaccines, Purchased 60 Ultra-cold Chain Equipment And Have Since Allocated One To Each Of The 36 States.

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