Nigeria received its first wave of COVAX AstraZeneca vaccines on Tuesday, making it the third country in the world to receive the free COVAX vaccines. COVAX is a joint initiative by UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) to provide COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries.
“The 4 million doses procured through COVAX is a historic step toward our goal to ensure equitable distribution of Covid_19 vaccines globally.” UNICEF Nigeria tweeted on Tuesday.
This comes a day after the country, through the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) launched an online registration portal for COVID-19 vaccination.
Nigeria has thus far registered 156,000 coronavirus cases and 1,915 deaths.