U.S. Donates 2.5 Million Doses Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines To Nigeria
The United States has announced the donation of 2.5 million Pfizer Covid -19 vaccine doses to Nigeria.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that this was revealed in a statement by the United States Embassy on Thursday.
According to the statement, the Pfizer Covid -19 vaccine doses arrived in Abuja this week and were received by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency. Information Guide Nigeria
The vaccines which were taken to cold storage in preparation for distribution are planned to be distributed to over 3,000 health facilities across all 36 states and FCT-Abuja.
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The statement added: “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. Jamb Result
“Additionally, the United States has provided more than $119 million in COVID-19 related health assistance.”
According to the U.S Embassy, the COVID-19 related health assistance includes a 40-bed mobile field hospital, ventilators, and related training for 88 hospitals, technical assistance for vaccine readiness, personal protective equipment, risk communication, and demand generation for vaccines, 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.”
The statement noted that the United States is committed to donating more than one billion vaccine doses around the world, by early 2022 and committed to helping end the pandemic in Nigeria and everywhere.
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