Nigeria receives donation of 1,00,350 Pfizer COVID vaccine from US

Nigeria received the donation of 1,00,350 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States that arrived in Abuja through the COVAX facility.

Nigeria: Nigeria received the donation of 1,00,350 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States that arrived in Abuja through the COVAX facility, bringing the total number of COVAX-provided and U.S.-facilitated vaccines contributed to Nigeria to over 32.6 million doses.

The assistance with service delivery, logistics, and multi-channel communications to address vaccine hesitancy has helped Nigeria reach over 43 million citizens with at least one dose and to fully vaccinate more than 27 million.

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The United States Government is proud to support Nigeria’s SCALES campaign to reach 70% of eligible Nigerians with safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.

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