- Lagos tops list with 58,461
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo
Nigeria has so far vaccinated a total of 215,277 people in thirty states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Lagos state is leading other states in the number of persons vaccinated with 58, 461, followed by Bauchi state which has so far administered the COVID-19 vaccine to 23,827 people.
According to statistics issued by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Tuesday, about 5.5 percent of the country’s population have taken the vaccine since it was rolled out early this month.
Details of the statistics showed Lagos has vaccinated 58,461; Bauchi 23,827; Abia 0; Adamawa 7,407; Akwa Ibom 127, Anambra 132, Bayelsa 552; Benue 146; Borno 653; Cross Rivers 948; Delta 915; Ebonyi 1,049; Edo 2,645; Ekiti 1,049; Enugu 956; FCT 8,616; Gombe 203; Imo 1,908; Jigawa 20,800 and Kaduna 14,572.
Other states are: Kano 3,903; Katsina 10,002; Kebbi 0; Kogi 0; Kwara 12,016; Nasarawa 6,801; Niger 0; Ogun 19,257; Ondo 4,205; Osun 6,658; Oyo 0; Plateau 883; Rivers 1,951; Sokoto 98, Taraba 0; Yobe 5,509; Zamfara 0.
The statistics further indicates that the number of Astrazeneca vaccine doses still untilized is 393,784,723.
According to the stages of vaccination as approved by the NPHCDA, which is the federal focal agency responsible for deployment of the COVID-19 vaccines in the country, only frontline health workers and identified strategic political office holders, traditional and religious leaders are supposed to recieve the vaccine jab under first phase of the exercise.
While giving updates on the ongoing vaccination across the country at a media briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 Monday, the Executive Director of the NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib said that available records at the various vaccination centre across the country did not indicate any adverse records from those so far vaccinated.
” No Nigerian has so far developed any adverse side effects due to the Vaccination. While we have observed some mild body pains and fever at some of the centres, it is important to say that it is possible for you to take the vaccine and develop other diseases that are unrelated to the vaccination process,” he said.