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COVID-19: Over 2 million Nigerians willing to take vaccines – Medical practitioner

Dr Ejike Oji, Chairman Technical Administration Committee, Affiliation for the Development of Household Planning (AAFP), on Friday mentioned that about two million Nigerians have signified curiosity for COVID-19 vaccines.

Oji disclosed this in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja.

He additionally assured that the arrival of virtually 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria will assure nationwide immunity.

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“In accordance with the Nationwide Main Well being Care Company (NPHCA), over two million individuals have registered for the vaccines; subsequently, persons are prepared to get immunity towards the virus.

“If the well being staff who’re the frontliners within the struggle towards COVID-19 get immunised, definitely, infections and deaths will scale back,” he mentioned.

The medical practitioner expressed hope that the unfold of COVID-19 would cut back with the arrival of the vaccines.

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Nigeria had on Monday obtained 3,924 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the worldwide COVAX initiative.

The COVAX programme shipped near 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, from Mumbai to Nigeria

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