The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Tuesday gave an update on the COVID-19 vaccination currently ongoing across the nation.
In its situation update on Tuesday, the NPHCDA disclose that 215,277 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have so far been administered in the country.
It said the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been given in 29 states and the federal capital territory.
The NPHCDA said Lagos leads with the highest number of doses administered with 58,461, followed by Bauchi (23,827) and Jigawa (20,800).
However, seven states are yet to administer a single dose, contrary to the four the agency had earlier announced.
The situation update listed the states that are yet to start the vaccination as Abia, Kebbi, Kogi, Niger, Oyo, Taraba and Zamfara, according to TheCable.
The NPHCDA also said Nigeria has been able to vaccinate 5.5 percent of the target population against the infection.
Nigeria began vaccinating citizens against COVID-19 on March 5 after receiving 3.9 million doses courtesy of COVAX, the global alliance against COVID-19.
However, the country has managed to administer an average of about 12,000 doses daily — whereas countries like the United States vaccinate over two million residents everyday.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update for March 23rd 2021, in 36 States + the FCT.
— NPHCDA (@NphcdaNG) March 23, 2021
Source: Naija News