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10% of Nigeria’s population is vaccinated

10% of Nigeria’s population is vaccinated
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The vaccination of 10% of Nigeria’s population was achieved by FG and COVAX.

According to recent records, Nigeria has attained a landmark of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to at least 10 percent of its population. This record has brought about the removal of Nigeria from the list of countries with the least administration of vaccine on a global scale in immunization. Ever since the provision of about four million vaccines, in March, 2021, no fewer than 10 percent of the over 200 million Nigerian population have been vaccinated against the deadly disease.

Nigeria’s achievement of vaccinating at least 10 percent of its population is through the fervent efforts of the Federal Government and its continuous carefully planned strategies towards the sustenance of the COVID-19 vaccination amidst competing health priorities. Nevertheless, this newly attained climax also has its roots in the recent launch of SCALES 2.0 which was designated for more improvement of coverage through additional campaigns, and many more. Succinctly, the Federal Government got its support from COVAX.

CoVDP focused on 34 countries below 10% coverage in January.

COVAX is the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. The ACT Accelerator, a ground-breaking global collaboration, is for the acceleration of the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines. COVAX is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the primary delivery partner, UNICEF. Likewise, WHO, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership (CoVDP) to support the AMC 92 economies and mostly focus on the 34 countries that were at or below 10 percent coverage in January, 2022.

In addition, WHO provides normative guidance on vaccine policy, regulation, safety, R&D, allocation, and country readiness and delivery. It develops evidence-based immunization policy recommendations, with the aid of its Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization. Likewise, it provides global coordination and member state support on vaccine safety monitoring. Also, together with COVAX partners, it has developed a no-fault compensation scheme as part of the time-limited indemnification and liability commitments. With UNICEF, it led the Country Readiness and Delivery workstream for the provision of support to countries during their preparedness to receive and administer vaccines.

The optimized SCALES 2.0 strategy improved routine immunization coverage.

Also for the equity in the administration of vaccines, the Gavi COVID-19 Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC), an innovative financing tool, backs up the participation of 92 low and middle income economies in the COVAX facility. This is done by enabling them with the access to donor-funded doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. The AMC, with extra support for country readiness and delivery, will ensure that most vulnerable of all countries is protected within the short period, notwithstanding the income level.

The Director of COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery, Coordination and Integration at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which leads on procurement and delivery at scale for COVAX, Dr. Richard Mihigo, stressed the significance of the 10 percent vaccination coverage, putting the size of Nigeria, its population, competing health priorities, and routine immunization into consideration. According to him, the optimized SCALES 2.0 strategy has been essential to the fast and sustainable improvement in routine immunization coverage and integration of COVID-19 vaccination.

COVAX will not relent in its support of efforts in Nigeria.

As a result of the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership, Gavi, UNICEF, and WHO, together with partners such as the African Union and World Bank, are providing coordinated, tailored support to governments, with focus on rapidly overcoming delivery bottlenecks to convert vaccines into vaccinations. Dr. Richard assured that COVAX will not relent in its support of efforts in Nigeria and across the continent, making use of the available supply and seizing the opportunity to achieve vaccine equity.


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Ask Nigeria
28 days ago

10% of Nigeria’s population is vaccinatedThe vaccination of 10% of Nigeria’s population was achieved by FG and COVAX.Express your point of view.

Adeolastan
Member
27 days ago

The 10% is still a commendable development on the covid19 vaccination in Nigeria but lots still need to be done through sensitisation of the citizens concerning the benefit of take the vaccine.

Yomii
Member
27 days ago

Nigerians tried with these. numbers because usually, they ignore things like this and believe nothing will happen to them. Well, more can be done to increase this number sha by creating more awareness among the people.

Remi1
Member
27 days ago

Because of the support that health organisations provided during the covid era, the health sector could do exceptionally well in terms of vaccination. They should keep it up.

Taiwoo
Member
27 days ago

There has been a significant amount of work made into ensuring that every Nigerian receives the Covid-19 vaccination; yet, a more substantial percentage of us dont want to collect it because we are scared it will have side effects.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
27 days ago

Because of this willingness. govt and agencies, it is clear that the health industry has effectively addressed the issue of immunisation, which suggests that the problem is now in motion to be resolved.

Last edited 27 days ago by Godsewill Ifeanyi
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
27 days ago

This is vewey good for our health sector, but they can do better if they put in more effort, which I think they should.

DimOla
Member
27 days ago

A lot of effort was actually made to ensure that Nigeria ise not listed as part of the countries with the least administration of vaccine on a global scale in immunization. Kudos to all medical send non-medical groups who contributed to ensure that Nigerian are vaccinated.

Chibuzor
Member
27 days ago

The government should make all necessary information and equipments available to this covax agency so they can carry out their job better.

Kazeem1
Member
27 days ago

COVAX and the government must develop a plan to achieve a rapid and long-term improvement in the level of routine immunisation coverage and the incorporation of COVID-19 vaccination.

Mercy unisex saloon
Member
27 days ago

COVID 19 brought the world to his knees. Any country with at least 10% of the population vaccinated during that time is achieved. Giving the facts that citizens of the country are skeptical of the vaccines.

SarahDiv
Member
27 days ago

Great effort have put to ensuring that every Nigerian get Covid-19 vaccination but due to some negative thought concerning it higher percentage of Nigerian are unwilling to accept the vaccine.
More awareness need to be created to dispell the conspiracy theories and negative thought held concerning the vaccine to allow more Nigerian to be vaccinated

Hassan Isa
Member
27 days ago

A lot of Nigerians, including me, were ignorant about the vaccination; we didn’t care about how important it was, which is bad

Adesanyaj72
Member
27 days ago

This is a dreadful situation, and as a direct result, Nigeria has been removed from the ranking of nations that have the fewest vaccinations administered on a global scale.

Ultra0711
Member
27 days ago

The health organizations are really doing a great job seeing their support for the dissemination of the vaccine against Covid-19, our health sector too have put in all there effort getting the country ready and making the delivery smoothly to safeguard our country and the citizens

AN-Usman
Member
27 days ago

COVAX is really to be commend for its support of efforts to Nigeria to achieve vaccine equity. This will help us to get more people immunised against the disease.

theApr
Member
27 days ago

Kudos to them for the effort. However, 10 percent is quite low fr. Thank God the impact of the virus was relatively low here. We’d died like cockroaches. The measures put in place were not firm, people were ignorant and disobedient to safety precautions… Lot more

Tonerol10
Member
27 days ago

According to recent records, Nigeria has attained a landmark of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to at least 10 percent of its population. how true is Covid-19 in Nigeria if may ask. When our Government is not sincere self. The issue of covid-19 in some else in Nigeria, is our health organisation are not also sincere self, Nigerian Nigeria

Khalifa001
Member
27 days ago

10%of the people of Nigeria have been given the vaccine for the covid and people need to have this vaccine Because you never know what might happen you know prevention is better than cure

Bola12
Member
27 days ago

It is fantastic that at least 10 percent of the country’s population has been immunised against the disease. This demonstrates that the health sector has been successful in addressing the issue of immunisation because the issue is now considered a priority by the government, and they have received the necessary backing from organisations. Both sides did an extremely fantastic job with this agreement.

Tolaniiii
Member
27 days ago

10% is good for a start but this agency need to convince people on how safe it is to get vaccinated, because personally I’m not in support of the vaccine because most people that took it around me complained of side effects. If the agency can convince us a bit more that it is safe then I’m sure the number of people that will take the vaccine will increase

Christiana
Member
27 days ago

COVAX should not relent on their effort of ensuring everyone gets vaccinated. This will at least help to reduce the cases of COVID-19. COVID 19 has killed alot of people so people should try their possible best to get vaccinated

Abusi
Member
27 days ago

10% of 200 million Nigerians were vaccinated. It means only few got the vaccination, but still even when vaccinated that doesn’t mean one can’t still contact the coronavirus. It only tells us and teaches us that prevention is better than cure. The wave of the virus has reduced now, through preventive measures and cautions.

Haykaylyon26
Member
27 days ago

The health sector really try and done a wonderful work by vaccinating that kind of population. The government sees it as a top priority and concern about the health of the citizen and thank to the partner organization for helping our country to get vaccinated

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
27 days ago

The achievement of vaccinating at least 10 percent of the country’s population is great! This shows the health sector has been effective concerning the vaccination because it is now seen as priority by the Government and they got necessary support by organizations. This is really a good job by both parties. Planned and New strategies towards the sustenance of the COVID-19..shouldn’t stop. some people are still ignorant of importance of these vaccines and they need to be sensitized about it.

Last edited 27 days ago by Iyanu12345ogg
AN-Abiodun
Member
27 days ago

This is awesome, so a lot of health organizations partner to make this works.

Nigeria was able to achieve 10% of its population, that’s great.

I thought we only have adamant people that don’t collect vaccines in Nigeria alone. But with this, we are progressing.

jdpumping
Member
27 days ago

Thanks to health organizations for their support during the covid era, the health sector really did a great job concerning the vaccination their sensitization program was too notch and they are still doing great…. Congratulations to Nigeria on the 10percent achievement on the vaccination

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