PHOTOS: Nigeria Receives 3.9million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

This is the first COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Nigeria.

Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.92million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The NAFDAC-approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via an Emirates airline.

Officials including the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, and the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire were at the airport to receive the vaccines.

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The World Health Organisation, African Region in a tweet congratulated Nigeria for successfully receiving the vaccines.

“3.92 million #COVID19 vaccine doses from #COVAX have just arrived in Abuja, Nigeria. This first COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Africa’s most populous nation marks a huge step towards #VaccinEquity. Congratulations #Nigeria!,” WHO said.

See below photos of the vaccines on arrival at the airport in Abuja…

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