Over 1m Nigerians so far inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine — NPHCDA

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An update released by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) shows that 1, 043, 737 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

According to the agency, each of the 36 states including the FCT inoculated at least 5,500 persons.

A breakdown of the NPHCDA update contained in an Electronic Management of Immunisation Data (EMID) system published yesterday revealed that Lagos State led the pack with 192,061 persons vaccinated while Kano, 56,942; Kaduna, 55,604 and Ogun, 52,513 followed.

The other states that recorded 5-digit figures in the exercise were FCT, 44,098; Katsina, 39,297; Bauchi, 35,764; Oyo, 34,755; Ondo, 31,348; Kwara, 30,708; Jigawa, 27,644; Plateau, 27,334; Edo, 27,129; Gombe, 26,807; Niger, 26,659; Rivers, 26,572; Ekiti, 22, 735; Yobe, 21, 030; Benue, 20,981; Osun, 20,869; Borno, 20,737; Delta, 20,525; Imo, 18,763; Adamawa, 18,612; Nasarawa, 16,860; Kebbi, 15,531; Zamfara, 15,251; Cross River, 14,483; Sokoto, 11,560; Akwa Ibom, 11,350; Enugu, 11,018; Bayelsa, 10, 487.

Others that recorded 4-digut figures were Anambra, 9,989; Ebonyi, 8,534; Taraba, 7,538; Abia and Kogi recorded 6,081 and 5,568 respectively.

NPHCDA further stated that THE bulk of those vaccinated in the first phase of the national vaccination campaign, include frontline health workers, support staff and other health workers as well as first responders in the military, paramilitary and other security agencies, including the immigration services.

Other front-line workers including essential workers such as teachers, the clergy, and journalists, among others, participated.

The second phase of the roll out, set to begin immediately targets adults aged 50 and older (with or without an underlying disease) but starting with those aged 60 and older.

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