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Nigerian Recieves US COVID-19 Vaccine

Nigeria has received four million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States as it steps up efforts to battle a third wave of infections.The doses, which arrived Nigeria on Planes were received by UNICEF officials on behalf of Nigeria at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.Nigeria has since exhausted the four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to kick off its nationwide inoculation programme.The Moderna vaccine which was recieved, is mRNA type of vaccine manufactured and developed by Moderna, NIAID. Two shots of the vaccine are administered through intramuscular injection, 28 days apart. The Moderna vaccine has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organisation, WHO, and approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, as safe and effective based on data from large-scale clinical trials.

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