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.”