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COVID-19: Nigeria To Commence Second Phase Of Vaccination August 16 –NPHCDA

Nigerian Government has rescheduled the commencement of the second phase of its COVID-19 vaccination programme to August 16.

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib made this known on Monday.

The Federal Government had earlier scheduled the exercise to begin on Tuesday 10, August, but it was postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a statement by a spokesperson in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey.

While speaking to Channels Television on Monday, Dr Shuaib suggested the postponement had been necessary for preparations to be finalised.

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“The start date for the vaccination has been postponed to next week Monday,” he said.

“This is to enable the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) finish its assessment and preparatory processes.”

The second phase of the vaccination programme was breathed into life after the United States donated over four million doses of the Moderna vaccine through the COVAX facilities.

Only about one percent of the population has been fully vaccinated, so far.

Meanwhile, Nigeria is currently facing the third wave of the pandemic.

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