President Buhari receives second COVID-19 vaccine jab after 12 weeks

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been administered the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the State House, Abuja.

The president’s personal physician Dr Suhayb Rafidadi administered the vaccine on the president on Saturday.

Buhari had received the first jab on March 6 where he was presented with his COVID-19 vaccination card by officials of the Federal Ministry of Health who supervised the exercise.

The president is the ECOWAS Champion on the Fight against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) had disclosed that 1,945, 273 eligible Nigerians had so far taken the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

It also said that 22,162 of Nigerians vaccinated with the first dose had also taken the second dose.

Nigeria has so far received over 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines delivered under the international Covax scheme.


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