COVID-19: 2.3m Nigerians registered for vaccination in less than 24 hours – NPHCDA

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says over 2.3m Nigerians have indicated their interest in taking the coronavirus vaccine.

Although there are fears over the safety of the vaccines, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, on Wednesday, said there is enthusiasm over the arrival of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs.

“I can tell you that there is a lot of excitement [about the vaccine arrival]. I know some people have their concerns and we are trying but I want to give you an example of the enthusiasm that Nigerians are showing around wanting to take these vaccines,” the medical practitioner said.

“Around midday on Monday when we launched the e-registration platform, in less than 24 hours, we already had up to 2.3m Nigerians who had registered. And that number continues to increase.”

Recall that the much-awaited 3.92 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines arrived the country on Tuesday.

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