The first batch of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, shared the news via his Twitter page on Tuesday.
The SGF, Boss Mustapha alongside Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Minister of information and Culture, DG of NAFDAC were on hand to receive the parcels.
The AstraZeneca vaccine was approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for use in Nigeria. the arrived 3.9m doses of the vaccine are part of an overall 16 million doses planned to be delivered to Nigeria in batches through the COVAX facility.
On Monday, the federal government asked Nigerians to register for COVID-19 vaccination via the portal of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
NPHCDA also announces that frontline health workers, COVID-19 rapid response teams, laboratory networks, petrol station workers, and strategic leaders will be among the first to be vaccinated.
Adults aged 50 years and above and those with underlying health conditions will also be vaccinated in its phase two rollout.