Nigeria vaccinates 1,927,141 persons so far – NPHCDA

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A total number of 1,927,141 eligible Nigerians have been vaccinated with the first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the first phase of vaccination so far as of May 22, 2021.

According to the latest data from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA),nine (9) states have reached 100 percent of their target population.

The states are: Cross River, 117 percent, Kwara, 113 percent, Lagos, 113, FCT, 105 percent, Ekiti, 104 percent, Gombe, 103 percent, Rivers, 101 percent, Ogun, 101 percent, and Zamfara, 100 percent.

Lagos, FCT, Kano, and Kaduna have so far vaccinated the highest number of persons with 313,317, 130,561, 92,784, and 92,053 respectively.

This brings the proportion of Nigerians vaccinated with their first dose in this first phase to 95.8 percent.

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Kamila/The nation

 

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