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COVID-19: Abia, Taraba, Ebonyi Have Lowest Vaccinated Population  in Nigeria, Says NPHCDA

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Abia, Taraba, Ebonyi states have the lowest number of vaccinated people so far in the country.

According to it, no fewer than  800,000 people have been vaccinated in Nigeria.

The NPHCDA made the disclosure on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.

The federal government kicked off vaccination on March 5, 2021. The country commenced vaccination with healthcare workers who are mostly at risk to the infections being the first responders.

The NPHCDA said,“As of Thursday evening, 818,865 eligible Nigerians have been vaccinated.

“The states with the lowest number of vaccinated people are Abia with 1,874 and Taraba with 2,760 people vaccinated so far.”

The NPHCDA said that Lagos Sate had vaccinated 152,261 people, making it the highest in the country.

It noted that it was  followed by Ogun with 51,608, Kaduna – 49, 759, Kano-39,818, Katsina- 38,476 and Bauchi- 34,795 persons.

The agency stated that the proportion of eligible people vaccinated in the country was 40.7 per cent as of April 1.

The agency, however, said the nation plans to vaccinate 109 million people against the COVID-19 virus over a period of two years.

The country received over 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines through COVAX, a UN-backed effort, that promises access to vaccines for up to 20 per cent of participating countries population

The country also received another 300,000 doses of the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines from telecom giant, MTN, as part of the latter’s contribution to Africa.

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