First Batch Of Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Arrives Nigeria (Photos)

First Batch Of Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Arrives Nigeria (Photos)

March 2, 2021 Off By tmaq

First Batch Of Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Arrives Nigeria (Photos)

 

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First Batch Of Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine Arrives Nigeria (Photos)

 

 

Nigeria has on Tuesday morning, March 2 received first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The shipment arrived at the cargo wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 11:50am this morning.

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) announced the arrival of the shipment via its Twitter page by sharing photos of an Emirates airplane.

COVAX shipped 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by Serum Institute of India, from Mumbai to Abuja.

According to a statement by United Nations in Nigeria, the arrival marked a historic step towards the goal to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally.

On his part, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said;

The UN Country Team in Nigeria reiterates its commitment to support the vaccination campaign in Nigeria and help contain the spread of the virus.

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The arrival of these vaccines in Abuja today marks a milestone for the COVAX Facility in its unprecedented effort to deliver at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines globally by the end of 2021.