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Nigeria To Receive 60 Million AstraZeneca Vaccine From End Of February – WHO

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World Health Organization (WHO) has said Nigeria will receive 60million doses of Oxford/Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the end of February.

The announcement was made by Tolu Ogunlesi, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on on Digital/New Media via his Twitter page on Saturday afternoon, February 6.

Quoting National Primary Health care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Ogunlesi stated that frontline health workers, elderly & persons with co-morbidities and strategic country leadership would be on Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution priority list.

He stated that the information about COVID-19 allocation was shared at a joint press conference between NPHCDA and WHO which took place today.

The Presidential aide expressed that the press conference held to address misinformation earlier circulated that WHO disqualified Nigeria from receiving Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

In another tweet, Ogunlesi quoted WHO as saying it did not disqualify any African country from COVAX-facilitated vaccines but rather is supporting all countries to access vaccines as quickly as possible.

WHO added that all African countries are expected to start accessing vaccines by the end of February.

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