Nigeria’s first COVID-19 vaccines land in capital city of Abuja

PUBLISHED: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:44:40 GMT

ABUJA, March 2 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s first COVID-19 vaccines, Oxford/AstraZeneca shots from the international COVAX scheme, landed in the capital city Abuja on Tuesday.

The 3.92 million doses will kick off the arduous task of inoculating Africa’s most populous nation.

Nigeria, with 200 million residents, is the third West African country to take delivery of COVAX shots, after Ghana and Ivory Coast, both of which have already begun vaccination campaigns. (Reporting By Abraham Achirga, writing by Libby George; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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