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COVID-19: Over 500,000 citizens vaccinated in Nigeria

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COVID-19: Over 500,000 citizens vaccinated in Nigeria

Over 500,000 Nigerians have received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, data released by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) shows.

COVID-19: Over 500,000 citizens vaccinated in Nigeria

As of Sunday, March 28, 2021, 513,626 eligible Nigerians have been vaccinated in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The data, published on Sunday evening, shows that Kogi State is yet to commence vaccination against the virus which has infected about 162,000 people in the country.

The head of the agency, Faisal Shuaib, had at a recent briefing said Kogi was not supplied with the vaccines because their cold store is still under repairs following vandalisation during the EndSARS protest.

Data shows that Lagos, the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria, has vaccinated 110,042 people; making it the highest in the country.

This is followed by Ogun with 47,507, Kaduna-38,063, Bauchi- 32,482, Katsina- 28,918, and Kwara- 26,473.

The states with the lowest number of vaccinated people are Abia-22, Taraba-111 and Kebbi-532.

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