The Federal Government has taken the delivery of another tranche of over four million (4million) COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States Government through COVAX.
Representatives from the (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund),UNICEF and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially presented the vaccine at a ceremony in Abuja on Sunday.
“Yesterday, the Country took delivery of 4,000, 080 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the United States of America through the COVAX facility,” a statement by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said on Monday.
“This morning, the ED/CEO NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, along with Development Partners and the Media visited the National Strategic Cold Store to take stock of the vaccine, discuss handling and storage of the vaccine at the National and sub-National levels,” the statement said.
“After goodwill messages, Dr. Shuaib and Reps of USAID, WHO & UNICEF fielded questions from journalists. There was also a tour of the facility where the newly procured Ultra-Cold Chain Equipment has been installed at the National Strategic Cold Store, Abuja”.