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Nigeria Faces Risk Of COVID-19 Resurgence Amid Low Vaccine Coverage: Official by Alexandrox: 2:27am On May 07, 2021
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, run the risk of a third wave of COVID-19 infections as its vaccine coverage has well fallen behind the annual target, a local health official warned.In the state of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub and COVID-19 epicenter, about 260,000 people have received the jabs, representing just 1 percent of the state population, said Akin Abayomi, health commissioner of Largos state, on Tuesday.
Nigeria kicked off mass vaccination with its first batch of 3.94 million AstraZeneca shots via COVAX program on March 5. By Tuesday, only about 1.2 million doses have been administered, according to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
To achieve herd immunity, Nigeria has aimed to inoculate 40 percent of its population of over 200 million by the end of 2021, and then 70 percent by 2022.
“It is important that we protect our environment and residents against this virus” especially while vaccine coverage is still low, Abayomi said.
Abayomi said that health facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third COVID-19 wave, given a more contagious variant first identified in India has triggered third or fourth wave in some countries.
Nigeria has confirmed 165,215 cases as of Tuesday, with 155,371 recoveries and 2,063 deaths, showed official data.
Re: Nigeria Faces Risk Of COVID-19 Resurgence Amid Low Vaccine Coverage: Official by Nbote(m): 8:03am On May 07, 2021
Nigeria is always at risk of everything but somehow God jus dey protect us
Re: Nigeria Faces Risk Of COVID-19 Resurgence Amid Low Vaccine Coverage: Official by gree324: 1:41am On May 08, 2021
We must pay attention to the situation of virus mutation in Europe, because it will break through the protection of vaccines.

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