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As the global rollout of vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using COVAX doses began March 1 2021, in Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire. Nigeria takes delivery of about 4 million doses of the vaccines today, Tuesday. Making it the third West African to receive the first arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine through the WHO’s COVAX Facility, after Ghana and Ivory Coast. According to NPHCDA , in the coming months, Nigeria expects 16 million doses from COVAX. “The country plans to vaccinate at least 70% of eligible Nigerians aged 18 years and above in four phases within two years”, the statement on the official website reads. What Is Covax? COVID-19 Vaccine Global Acces... Full story

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