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
  • 17,914,944 first doses[1]
  • 8,197,832 second doses[1]
Outcome

8.4% of the Nigerian population received at least one dose[2]

   


3.8% of the Nigerian population fully vaccinated[2]

   

Websitenphcda.gov.ng
As of 28 February 2022

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 28 February 2022, 17,914,944 people have received their first dose a COVID-19 vaccine, and 8,197,832 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]

By the end of March, 0.7 million vaccine doses had been administered.

April 2021

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

By the end of April, 1.2 million vaccine doses had been administered.

May 2021

By the end of May, 1.6 million vaccine doses had been administered.

June 2021

By the end of June, 3.4 million vaccine doses had been administered.

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]

By the end of July, 3.9 million vaccine doses had been administered.

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]

By the end of August, 4.2 million vaccine doses had been administered.

September 2021

By the end of September, 6.9 million vaccine doses had been administered.

October 2021

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

By the end of October, 8.6 million vaccine doses had been administered. 4% of the target population had been fully vaccinated by the end of the month.

November 2021

By the end of November, 9.8 million vaccine doses had been administered. 4% of the target population had been fully vaccinated by the end of the month.

December 2021

Up to a million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were destroyed by Nigeria due to their short expiry dates.[14]

By the end of December, 14.8 million vaccine doses had been administered. 5% of the target population had been fully vaccinated by the end of the month.

January 2022

By the end of January, 20.6 million vaccine doses had been administered. 6% of the target population had been fully vaccinated by the end of the month.

February 2022

By the end of February, 26.5 million vaccine doses had been administered and 8.1 million persons had been fully vaccinated.

March 2022

By the end of March, 31.4 million vaccine doses had been administered and 9.6 million persons had been fully vaccinated.

April 2022

By the end of April, 38.4 million vaccine doses had been administered and 14.9 million persons had been fully vaccinated.

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 BIBP Green check.svg Yes Dark Red x.svg No

Rollout schedule

COVID-19 vaccination plan in Nigeria[15][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 28 February 2022

  Unvaccinated population: ~193,486,056 people (91.52%)
  Population who received 1st dose: 9,717,112 people (28 February 2022) (4.60%)
  Population who are fully vaccinated: 8,197,832 people (28 February 2022) (3.88%)
Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Nigeria
  1st dose
  2nd dose

By state

Proportion vaccinated (1st dose)[a]

16.0%

Proportion vaccinated (2nd dose)[b]

7.6%
COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria by state, as of 28 February 2022[1]
State Total clients vaccinated (1st dose) Total clients vaccinated (2nd dose) Total clients vaccinated (booster dose)
Moderna Pfizer
Abia 178,606 104,979 1,052 15,352
Adamawa 325,185 140,431 81 7,670
Akwa Ibom 170,729 78,381 24 1,587
Anambra 138,288 62,047 147 1,325
Bauchi 322,583 128,349 698 4,240
Bayelsa 57,895 23,222 202 726
Benue 288,182 103,910 132 1,052
Borno 200,699 73,697 85 2,766
Cross River 354,326 172,314 298 15,539
Delta 543,596 354,427 7,709 18,736
Ebonyi 96,268 37,793 90 134
Edo 208,074 97,024 1,042 1,642
Ekiti 300,453 170,761 151 3,802
Enugu 200,522 71,349 129 2,467
FCT 453,323 253,528 1,821 18,282
Gombe 238,851 136,204 638 20,256
Imo 132,663 72,851 24 1,056
Jigawa 2,391,500 716,180 109 16,638
Kaduna 403,613 210,424 678 6,317
Kano 1,797,509 698,910 6,550 140,078
Katsina 446,009 150,495 474 7,564
Kebbi 267,666 127,030 1,645 17,919
Kogi 230,523 77,955 235 159
Kwara 452,723 211,390 230 2,287
Lagos 1,560,402 1,010,498 599 54,514
Nasarawa 1,144,679 611,963 1,288 199,669
Niger 363,643 139,411 89 3,117
Ogun 942,275 499,162 338 16,326
Ondo 412,164 204,788 98 2,994
Osun 564,513 257,106 233 8,903
Oyo 926,268 460,234 231 15,325
Plateau 250,841 128,225 664 2,658
Rivers 404,555 193,151 744 10,094
Sokoto 234,880 76,227 52
Taraba 206,826 70,918 511 2,474
Yobe 200,970 69,729 159 3,542
Zamfara 503,142 202,589 359 40,085

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 National Primary Health Care Development Agency [@NphcdaNG] (1 March 2022). "COVID -19 Vaccination Update: Feb 28th, 2022, in 36 States + the FCT. 17,914,944 of total eligible persons targeted for COVID-19 vaccination reached with 1st dose while 8,197,832 of total eligible persons targeted for COVID-19 vaccination reached with 2nd dose (fully vaccinated)" (Tweet). Retrieved 1 March 2022 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ Obinna, Chioma; Olawale, Gabriel (8 December 2021). "One million COVID-19 vaccine doses expire in Nigeria". Vanguard News Nigeria. Retrieved 10 December 2021.
  15. ^ 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.