Government has donated a fresh batch of 592,880 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria, as part of the over five million doses edged to 11 African countries.
“I am so pleased to see Nigeria receive an extra 592,880 doses donated by the UK, which brings the total this month to 1,292,640 doses.
“This will help Nigeria meet its urgent need for vaccines. Only by vaccinating more people around the world, can we bring an end to the global coronavirus pandemic,” according to the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson.
A statement by the High Commission on Friday said the additional donation to Nigeria brought the total number of vaccine doses donated by the UK to 1,292,640.
It said the donation to Nigeria and other countries in Africa, was part of UK government’s broader plan to distribute 100 million vaccine doses across the world.
“The UK has pledged to share 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the COVAX Facility, as part of a broader pledge to share 100 million doses with the rest of the world.
“Today, Nigeria received another 592,880 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, donated to Nigeria by the UK via the COVAX facility.
“This latest batch is part of the nine million COVID-19 vaccines the UK has donated around the world, since the end of July.