According to the latest report, about 2.3 million Nigerians register for Covid-19 vaccines in less than 24 hours after the arrival of four million doses of AstraZeneca.
This latest development follows the recent surge in daily confirmed cases and deaths recorded across Nigeria.
The announcement was released yesterday by the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib.
He added that people might not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 due to many impressions surrounding the vaccines’ origin.
According to him: “I can tell you that there is a lot of excitement about the vaccines’ arrival. I know some people have their concerns, and we are trying, but I want to give you an example of the enthusiasm that Nigerians are showing around wanting to take these vaccines.
Nigeria received 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine on Tuesday, and it was manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (ISII) and shipped via the COVAX facility. Reports say.
However, based on what the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 said early, Nigerians under the age of 18 will not be allowed to participate in the planned mass vaccination.
Also, they added by warning that private organizations were not permitted to procure, distribute and administer the coronavirus vaccines.