Nigeria's mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign will begin this week, as it plans to inoculate half of its targeted population by the end of January, officials said.
An obedient of the largest-seen land of Africa, 111 million people have had a goal of giving herd immunity.
There will be 55 million doses or more than a million a day under the initiative to start on Friday. The country has vaccinated only 2,9% of those eligible to get vaccines.
The plan will see hospitals and other sporting events, among which will establish a vaccine site, will include private health facilities, colleges, colleges, stadiums, motor parks, shopping malls, among other sites.
Boss Mustapha said the government has enough vaccines in the pipeline for vaccinate about half of the target population by the end of January 2022.
He also said the government is looking for booster shots "for good blood circulation".
Globally, Ibb said, Nigeria received about five million AstraZeneca shots last month courtesy of COVAX Global-sharing facility, both purchases and donations, and Nigeria also announced 11.99 and 12.2 million doses of bioNTech/22UAy.DE and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O), oct.
The government has bought nearly 40 million Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) vaccine doses, which would likely be coming in batches, said Shuaib.
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