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We’ve spent $29 million spent on 40 million COVID-19 vaccines: FG

Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s minister of health, says about $29 million has been spent procuring 40 million doses of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for Nigerians.

TECHNOCRAT MEDIA, Abuja

Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s minister of health, says about $29 million has been spent procuring 40 million doses of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for Nigerians.

“We have procured Johnson and Johnson, about 40 million doses, at about $29 million,” Mr Ehanire said.

The health minister further explained The 40 million doses would come in stages.

“We have not requested that they be brought in bulk because we are going to be receiving them as we are dispensing them,” the health minister pointed out.

Mr Ehanire disclosed this on Channels TV Sunday night, mentioning that in addition to the 40 million doses procured, Nigeria “received doses from partners, friends, and other countries all going through the Covax facility and the Covax facility collates all vaccines that other countries want to give to us.”, The Gazette said in a report.

Sourcing information on the number of Nigerians that have been vaccinated, TECHNOCRAT MEDIA discovered that 6,717,056 have received the first doses while a total of 3,669,290 have fully completed their second doses according to the data on the website of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

This put the total of fully vaccinated Nigerians at 3,669,290 as of November 30.

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