COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria

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COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria
COVID-19 Doses in Nigeria map.svg
Date5 March 2021-present
LocationNigeria
CauseCOVID-19 pandemic
Organised byNational Primary Health Care Development Agency
Participants
  • 5,118,422 first doses[1]
  • 2,359,781 second doses[1]
  • 7,478,203 total doses[1]
Outcome2.34% of the Nigerian population received at least one dose[2]
Websitenphcda.gov.ng

COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria is an ongoing immunization campaign against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in response to the ongoing pandemic in the country. Vaccination began on 5 March 2021. As of 8 October 2021, 5,118,422 people have received their first dose a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,359,781 people have received their second dose.[1]

History

Timeline

March 2021

On 2 March, the first shipment of four million Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from the COVAX initiative arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.[3]

Cyprian Ngong, a doctor at National Hospital, Abuja, became the first person in Nigeria to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on 5 March.[4][5]

President Muhammadu Buhari received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose on 6 March.[6]

On 21 March, Nigeria received an additional 300,000 doses of Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from MTN.[7]

April 2021

On 6 April, Nigeria received 100,000 doses of Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Government of India.[8]

July 2021

The vaccination campaign in Nigeria was paused on 9 July due to exhaustion of the first COVAX shipment that arrived in March.[9][10]

August 2021

On 1 August, Nigeria received four million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines from the United States.[11]

The second phase of the vaccination rollout began on 16 August.[12]

October 2021

On 8 October, Nigeria received 500,000 doses of Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the Government of France.[13]

Vaccines on order

Vaccine Approval Deployment
Oxford–AstraZeneca Green check.svg Yes Green check.svg Yes
Moderna Green check.svg Yes Green check.svg Yes
Janssen Green check.svg Yes Dark Red x.svg No
Sputnik V Green check.svg Yes Dark Red x.svg No
Pfizer–BioNTech Green check.svg Yes Dark Red x.svg No
Sinopharm Green check.svg Yes Dark Red x.svg No

Rollout schedule

COVID-19 vaccination plan in Nigeria[14][12]
Phase Priority group Progress
1 Health workers and supporting staff, frontline workers and first responders In progress
2 Priority 1: Persons aged 60 years and above.
Priority 2: Persons aged 50-59 years
3 Persons aged 18-49 years with co-morbidities
4 The rest of the eligible population aged 18-49 years

Statistics

Total number of people receiving vaccinations in Nigeria as of 8 October 2021

  Unvaccinated population: ~195,881,578 people (97.45%)
  Population who received 1st dose: 2,360,781 people (8 October 2021) (1.18%)
  Population who are fully vaccinated: 2,757,641 people (8 October 2021) (1.37%)

By state

Proportion vaccinated (1st dose)[a]

4.6%

Proportion vaccinated (2nd dose)[b]

2.1%
COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria by state, as of 8 October 2021[1]
State Total clients vaccinated (1st dose) Total clients vaccinated (2nd dose) Total Doses
Abia 66,897 33,635 100,532
Adamawa 84,442 47,424 134,866
Akwa Ibom 76,508 33,866 110,374
Anambra 67,093 27,628 94,721
Bauchi 137,487 45,826 183,313
Bayelsa 36,032 12,051 48,083
Benue 147,005 46,510 193,515
Borno 73,509 26,503 100,012
Cross River 127,057 66,298 193,355
Delta 121,103 47,595 169,190
Ebonyi 58,926 21,180 80,106
Edo 139,313 56,557 195,870
Ekiti 155,504 68,117 223,621
Enugu 75,449 33,142 108,591
FCT 231,432 131,919 363,351
Gombe 87,167 54,201 141,368
Imo 72,672 30,609 103,281
Jigawa 108,268 39,290 147,558
Kaduna 178,388 103,440 281,828
Kano 203,371 108,912 312,283
Katsina 137,061 59,614 196,675
Kebbi 77,255 44,377 121,632
Kogi 62,841 21,980 84,821
Kwara 171,921 69,052 240,973
Lagos 824,201 452,452 1,276,653
Nasarawa 91,769 47,826 139,595
Niger 115,095 38,236 153,331
Ogun 247,580 104,309 351,889
Ondo 198,805 62,170 260,975
Osun 156,683 51,397 208,080
Oyo 245,009 124,118 369,127
Plateau 112,140 48,394 160,534
Rivers 169,691 71,210 240,901
Sokoto 52,210 29,473 81,683
Taraba 68,503 34,459 102,962
Yobe 56,413 29,562 85,975
Zamfara 83,622 36,449 120,071

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Percentage of target reached = Total clients vaccinated (1st dose)/Total eligible population targeted for COVID-19 vaccination × 100%.
  2. ^ Percentage of target reached = Total clients vaccinated (2nd dose)/Total eligible population targeted for COVID-19 vaccination × 100%.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e National Primary Health Care Development Agency (9 October 2021). "COVID-19 Vaccination Update: October 8th, 2021, in 36 States + the FCT. 5,118,422 of total eligible persons targeted for COVID-19 vaccination reached with first dose while 2,359,781 of total eligible persons targeted for COVID-19 vaccination reached with second dose (fully vaccinated). #YesToCOVID19Vaccine". Retrieved 10 October 2021 – via Facebook.
  2. ^ Ritchie, Hannah; Ortiz-Ospina, Esteban; Beltekian, Diana; Mathieu, Edouard; Hasell, Joe; MacDonald, Bobbie; Giattino, Charlie; Appel, Cameron; Rodés-Guirao, Lucas; Roser, Max (5 March 2020). "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations". Our World in Data. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ "'Fantastic step forward': First COVAX vaccines arrive in Nigeria". Al Jazeera. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  4. ^ "AstraZeneca vaccine: Latest update about Nigeria vaccination programme and important tins to know". BBC News Pidgin. 4 March 2021. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  5. ^ @UNICEF_Nigeria (5 March 2021). "History is made! Dr. Cyprian Ngong, a Snr. Registrar at the National Hospital, Abuja is the first person to receive the #COVID19 vaccine in Nigeria. The vaccine was administered by @drfaisalshuaib, ED of @NphcdaNG during the flag-off of the #COVID19 vaccination drive in Abuja" (Tweet). Retrieved 25 April 2021 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "President Buhari calls for Nigerians to follow his vaccine lead". Reuters. 7 March 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  7. ^ Adebowale, Nike (22 March 2021). "Nigeria receives 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from MTN – Official". Premium Times. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  8. ^ Adebowale, Nike (6 April 2021). "Nigeria receives 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from India". Premium Times. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  9. ^ Adepoju, Paul (22 July 2021). "As Nigeria Runs Out of Vaccines, US Dose Donations Start to Arrive in Africa". Health Policy Watch. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  10. ^ "Nigeria to resume COVID vaccinations on Aug. 16". Reuters. 10 August 2021. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  11. ^ Rédaction Africanews (1 August 2021). "Nigeria receives four million Covid vaccine doses from the US". Africanews. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  12. ^ a b Erunke, Joseph (16 August 2021). "COVID-19: FG flags off Phase 2 vaccination rollout". Vanguard. Abuja. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  13. ^ Adebowale, Nike (8 October 2021). "Nigeria receives 501,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from France". Premium Times. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  14. ^ National Primary Health Care Development Agency [@NphcdaNG] (12 April 2021). "Here's Nigeria's #COVID19 Vaccination Plan. We are currently in Phase 1. Other Phases will be announced in due course. #YesToCOVID19Vaccine" (Tweet). Retrieved 30 April 2021 – via Twitter.