Nigeria is expected to receive a shipment of 3.92 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of July or early August.
Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said, “We now have information that Nigeria will get 3.92m doses of Oxford-Astrazeneca by end of July or early August.
“As we receive additional information on the exact dates in August, we will provide an update regarding timelines and details.”
“It is therefore comforting to know that the vaccine used in Nigeria can protect against this variant that caused high morbidity and mortality in India.
“However, it underscores the need for us to ramp up our vaccination to more Nigerians.”