The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed that 2.3m Nigerians registered for COVID-19 vaccination in less than 24 hours after it announced the launch of a portal for registration for the vaccination.
Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily that there is enthusiasm in the country over the arrival of the doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs.
“I can tell you that there is a lot of excitement [about the vaccine arrival]. I know some people have their concerns and we are trying but I want to give you an example of the enthusiasm that Nigerians are showing around wanting to take these vaccines.
“Around midday on Monday when we launched the e-registration platform, in less than 24 hours, we already had up to 2.3m Nigerians who had registered. And that number continues to increase”, Shuaib said.
Nigeria on Tuesday received close to four million COVAX AstraZeneca vaccines, making it the third country in the world to receive the free COVAX vaccines.