The Federal Government has said that a total of 4,052,756 eligible persons have so far received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of September 12, 2021.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, made this known in Abuja on Monday, during the national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.
He explained that 2,645,020 persons have received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and 1,407,736 eligible persons with the first dose of Moderna vaccine.
He added that a total of 1,692,315 eligible persons are fully vaccinated and the country currently has a national “average of 70.4% utilization of the 2,000,040 doses of Moderna vaccines we received.”
He said: “As you are aware, we have re-opened Astrazeneca administration as the first dose to eligible persons (18 years and above) who have not been vaccinated.
“I want to reiterate the need for those that have taken the first dose to go ahead to the nearest designated health facilities for their second doses.
“With the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 globally, we are beginning to see countries instituting vaccine mandates,” he stated.