Federal Government of Nigeria has received another batch of 3,002,400 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
It was gathered that Johnson and Johnson vaccine was donated by the Italian government.
Faisal Shuaib, the executive director of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, confirmed the receipt of the vaccine in Abuja on Monday.
Shuaib heaped praises on the Italian government for the donation saying Covid -19 has to be permanently erased.
He said, “Today, we took delivery of 3,002,400 doses of the Johnson and Johnson brand of the COVID-19 vaccines, a generous donation from the Government of Italy.
“We appreciate the sincerity and commitment of the Government of Italy and European delegates to the global efforts in halting this pandemic for nations of the world to return to their normal way of life.
“We wish to also seize this opportunity to call on eligible Nigerians who are yet to be vaccinated or who are due for their second or booster dose to please avail themselves of current opportunities to receive their COVID-19 vaccines”.
A total of 19,971,095 eligible candidates have been partially vaccinated according to official data published by the NPHCDA. The agency also added that 13, 462,764 citizens have been fully vaccinated.