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Second phase of vaccination to begin by August 16

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The Federal Government says the second phase of its COVID-19 vaccination programme will begin on August 16.

This was disclosed by Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib in a television interview on Monday.

The Federal Government had earlier scheduled the exercise to begin on Tuesday, but it was postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

Shuaib explained that the postponement was necessary for preparations to be finalised.

“The start date for the vaccination has been postponed to next week Monday,” he said.

“This is to enable NAFDAC finish its assessment and preparatory processes.”

The second phase of the vaccination programme came to realization after the US donated over four million doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Meanwhile, only about one percent of the population has been fully vaccinated so far.



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