COVID-19: FG authorizes states to stop vaccination halfway
The Federal Government has implored all the states distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the activity the minute they use half of the doses administered to them.
Aso Naija through its inquiries establish that the National Primary Health Care Development Agency inquired all the states to rescind vaccination when they attain half of the doses contributed to them.
This indicates that a state that was given 100,000 doses would have to halt the vaccine rollout once the doses hit 50,000 for those who have obtained their first job to be able to finalize their vaccination.
The move, it was learned, had become necessary due to a possible delay in the supply of the next batch of the AstraZeneca vaccines, which could influence the availability of the vaccine for a second jab for those who have taken the first.
The scarcity of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the international market is caused by a surge in the demand by the European Union and a new policy by India which manufactures the vaccine. India had said last week that it would prioritize familial vaccination for its over 1.2 billion citizens, thereby resulting in a depletion in evolving nations like Nigeria.