Nigeria receives 3.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from United States.
Written by News Room on January 19, 2022
The United States has given Nigeria 3.2 million Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in a continuous effort to control the spread of the virus in the country.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, received the vaccines from U.S. Ambassador, Beth Leonard, on Tuesday at the National Strategic Warehouse in Abuja.
Dr Shuaib told newsmen, after taking delivery of the vaccines, that the jabs have over six months of validity before expiration and are being stored at the National Strategic Warehouse for distribution to thousands of COVID-19 vaccination sites nationwide.
In a remark, Ambassador Leonard promised that the US government will continue its partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to defeat COVID-19 and deliver life-saving vaccine doses across the country.