Just in: Nigeria commences COVID-19 vaccination



Nigeria has started the vaccination of its citizens against the virus on Friday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vaccine, after undergoing assessment by the National Agency for Food and
Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDC), was
have positive results.

Dr Cyprian Ngon, the Family Physician, National Hospital, Abuja, was the first person receive the vaccine
immunisation, the second person was Dr Tahir Yunusa, a Pathologist University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.

Ngon had been the Head of the Centre at National Hospital Abuja since February when the
virus was first detected in Nigeria.

The third person was Dr Nuru Samudeen, National Hospital Abuja Family Physician at the Accident and Emergency unit.

The country was now set go ahead and use the 3.924 million doses of the vaccine which arrived the country on March 2 through
the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Federal had launched a website where Nigerians could log on and register vaccination.

, therefore, advised citizens to log on to the website on NPHCDC website.

The development agency said that “to register COVID-19 vaccination, visit our website — nphcda.gov.ng —
and click on ‘COVID-19 vaccination e-registration.” (NAN)