As part of efforts to battle a third wave of infections, Nigeria has received about 4.8 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines.
This was disclosed by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency on Sunday.
According to the NPHCDA Executive Director Faisal Shuaib, in a memo issued to journalists, the consignment is a donation from the American government.
The delivery was the second batch of vaccines to arrive in Nigeria after four million doses were delivered in March under the COVAX vaccine sharing Facility
Nigeria has since exhausted the four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to kick off its nationwide inoculation programme.
Covax was set up to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccines, particularly to low-income countries, and has already delivered more than 80 million doses to 129 territories.
The Moderna vaccines, which were approved by NAFDAC in July, are expected to boost the country’s vaccination programme.