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COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nigeria – WHO

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Today, Nigeria received nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO

 

WHO Office in Nigeria, in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday, stated that the arrival marked a historical step toward equitable distribution of the vaccines.

The delivery is part of a first wave of arrivals in Nigeria that will continue in the coming days and weeks.

The statement quoted Edward Kallon, UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, as saying, “the UN Country Team in Nigeria reiterates its commitment to support the vaccination campaign in Nigeria and help contain the spread of the virus.

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“The arrival of these vaccines in Abuja today marks a milestone for the COVAX Facility in its unprecedented effort to deliver at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines globally by the end of 2021.”

“The delivery is part of a first wave of arrivals in Nigeria that will continue in the coming days and weeks.

 

The only way out of this crisis is to ensure that vaccinations are available to all,” the statement quoted Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Country Representative, as saying.

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