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2.3m Nigerians Registered for COVID-19 Vaccination in Less Than 24hrs

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has dispelled the fear that Nigerians may not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, noting that 2.3m Nigerians have registered for the vaccination in less than 24 hours.

Although there were fears over the safety of the vaccines, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said Nigerians were enthusiastic over the arrival of 4m doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs on Monday.

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Shuaib disclosed this on Wednesday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. 

He said, “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.” 

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