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Nigerian government receives 4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from America

The Nigerian government has received four million and eighty doses of the Moderna Coronavirus vaccine donated by the Biden-Harris administration of the United States of America (USA).

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Penpushing reports that, the government took delivery of the vaccines on Monday through the COVAX facility, which earlier arrived the country’s capital in Abuja at about 2.15am on Sunday.

The vaccines were stored at the country’s National Strategic Cold Store near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, while sources said the aim of the donor is to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines globally.

The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency(NPHCDA) Faisal Shuaib, addressing journalists in Abuja said the Presidential Steering Committee on coronavirus, had, ahead of the arrival of the vaccines, purchased 60 ultra-cold chain equipment and have since allocated one to each of the 36 states.

Penpushing further reports that, the President of the United States of America(USA), Joe Biden, had in May, pledged to share 80 million vaccines produced in the country with countries around the world to protect the most vulnerable and stem transmission of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the record has it that,, Africa is expected to receive 25 million, with the first shipments to Burkina Faso, Djibouti, and Ethiopia which had already been delivered out of the 80million.

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