European Union donates doses of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria.
Written by News Room on February 7, 2022
Nigeria has received 2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from Finland, Greece and Slovenia.
Executive Director of Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday.
While saying that the new batch of vaccines will expire in August 2023 and will be administered before they expire, disclosed that the vaccines are currently in a cold room at the airport in Abuja.
Also speaking to newsmen, the European Union ambassador to Nigeria, Samuela Isopi, said more doses would arrive in the country in the coming weeks.
According to reports, the delivery is part of a donation promise made by the European Union to African countries through the COVAX initiative launched by the World Health Organization in 2020 to distribute vaccines to some of the world’s poorest people.