Nigeria Receives 2.5 Million Doses Of Pfizer COVID19 Vaccine From The United States
The US has announced a contribution to Nigeria of 2.5 million Pfizer vaccine pills.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that this was revealed in a statement issued by the US Embassy on December 9th.
The vaccine doses arrived in Abuja this week, according to the announcement, and were accepted by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and placed in cold storage in preparation for distribution.
The vaccines will be provided to approximately 3,000 health facilities in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. The vaccines will be available for vaccination across the country in the coming weeks, according to the announcement.
“Over the next several weeks, the vaccines will be available at major markets, shopping malls, event centers, motor parks, airports, places of employment, and religious institutions as part of Nigeria’s mass vaccination campaign.
The United States has donated more than 13.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with COVAX, or bilaterally to Nigeria.
Additionally, the United States has provided more than $119 million in COVID-19 related health assistance.” the statement read
According to the United States Embassy, COVID19-related health support includes a 40-bed mobile field hospital, ventilators and related training for 88 facilities, personal protective equipment, technical assistance for vaccination readiness, risk communication, and vaccine demand development.
Others include “conducting an epidemiological COVID-19 detection and vaccine hesitancy survey, setting up electronic record systems, rapid response teams, training for over 200,000 military and civilian personnel on COVID-19 control measures, and technology for virtual training.”