Nasarawa leads as 25 million people take COVID-19 Vaccine in Nigeria.
Written by News Room on February 19, 2022
Nearly 25 million people have taken the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, as well as Johnson and Johnson brands of the COVID-19 vaccine, with Nasarawa State performed best at over 70 per cent of the targeted population.
This includes those who have taken just the first, second, as well as booster shots of these vaccines.
The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) disclosed this Friday in its latest update on the vaccination exercise in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In taking the jabs, the NPHCDA warned Nigerians against taking different brands of vaccines for a second dose, except in the case of a booster shot where Pfizer was recommended for those who had been administered Oxford/AstraZeneca.
Data from the NPHCDA revealed that Nasarawa was followed by Jigawa – (67 per cent) and (17 per cent), as well as Ogun – (26 per cent) (13 per cent), in terms of first and second jabs respectively, while the FCT is (26 per cent) and (15 per cent.