BUHARI RECEIVES SECOND DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE
President Muhammadu Buhari has received the second dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine. The second dose was administered 12 weeks after the first shot was received in March. This was on Saturday, 29th May, 2021, at his official residence, State House, Abuja.
The official Twitter account of the Presidency reads:
“President @MBuhari receives the second dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford #COVID19 Vaccine, at the State House, on May 29, 2021. #AsoVillaToday #YesToCovid19Vaccine.”
It was reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the President was administered by his personal physician, Dr Suhayb Sanusi. After this, the President was presented with the e-vaccination card by the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib.
President Buhari, after taking the COVID-19 vaccine, told journalists that Nigeria is not doing badly, relative to other developed countries like India and the United States.
The President also congratulated all medical personnel for their efforts so far, noting that he is hoping that the nation would be economically disposed to inoculate every Nigerian.
Meanwhile, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) had disclosed that 1,945, 273 eligible Nigerians had so far taken the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
It also said that 22,162 of Nigerians vaccinated with the first dose had also taken the second dose.
NAN reports that Nigeria has so far received over 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines delivered under the international Covax scheme.
The Presidential steering committee announced that it aims to vaccinate 40% of eligible Nigerians and another 30% in 2022 to attain 70 percent coverage of estimated 200 million people by 2022.