718,412 receive 1st dose of vaccine — NPHCDA

718,412 receive 1st dose of vaccine — NPHCDA

An update released by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, on Wednesday showed that a total of 718,412 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated with the first dose, representing 35.7 per cent of the proportion vaccinated.

A breakdown of the NPHCDA update contained in an Electronic Management of Immunisation Data System, further revealed that Lagos is leading in the exercise with 136,356 persons vaccinated.

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Ogun and Kaduna states are trailing Lagos with 50,870 and 46,474 persons vaccinated respectively.

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Other states that have recorded 5-digit figures in the exercise are Katsina, 37,819; Bauchi, 33,368; Kano, 33,258; Kwara, 29,061; Ondo, 27,019; FCT, 24,810; Jigawa, 23,745; Edo, 19,305; Ekiti, 19,268; Osun, 19,185; Yobe, 17,898; Rivers, 17,036; Plateau, 16,288; Adamawa, 15,658; Borno, 15,253; Imo, 14,487; Nasarawa, 13,610; Gombe, 12,263; Delta, 11,040; Benue, 10,604.

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In the league of 4-digits are Oyo, 9,952; Niger, 9,718; Cross River, 7,529; Enugu, 6,758; Akwa Ibom, 6,710; Zamfara, 6,177; Kebbi, 5,747; Anambra, 5,737; Bayelsa, 5,049; Sokoto, 4,731; Ebonyi, 3,394; Taraba and Abia recorded , 1,538 and 697 respectively.

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Kogi state is the only state yet to commence vaccination because it is yet to be allocated doses.   Kogi state remains the only state yet to vaccinate a single person.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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