Illustration showing health workers carrying out disinfection against Covid-19


Nigeria has set August 10, 2021, as the date to commence the administering of the second batch of the Covid-19 vaccines.

This is as stated by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC), on Saturday in Abuja.

The statement which was signed by Willie Basset, the committee’s Publicity Director, noted that the vaccines were donated by the United State of America.

According to Bassey, this is to step up efforts to battle the third wave of infections.

“The PSC has received over four million doses of Moderna vaccine donated by the U.S. Government to Nigeria,” he said.

“In view of the above, the inoculation is scheduled from Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, off Airport road, Abuja.”

The donation was part of President Joe Biden’s promise to give 500 million vaccines to the world by the end of 2022.

The delivery was the second batch of vaccines to arrive in Nigeria after four million doses were delivered in March under the COVAX vaccine sharing facility.

COVAX was set up to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines, particularly to low-income countries, and had already delivered more than 80 million doses to 129 territories.

Nigeria had since exhausted the four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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