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Buhari receives second dose of COVID vaccine


President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo have received the second dose of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.

The event took place on Saturday at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Suhayb Sanusi Rafindadi, the president’s personal physician, administered the vaccine on Buhari.

In March, Buhari had received the first dose of the vaccine alongside Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The first batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Nigeria on March 2, 2021.

The first shot of the vaccine was given to Cyprian Nyong, a medical doctor at the National Hospital, Abuja, while Faisal Shuaib, chief executive officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), administered the dosage.

Last week, the federal government asked those who had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to proceed for a second jab.

Faisal Shuaib, executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), had said the second jab will ensure full protection against COVID-19.

“We are advising all Nigerians who have received their first dose to check their vaccination cards for the date of their second dose, and ensure that they receive the second dose to gain full protection against COVID-19,” Shuaib had said.

 

 

 

 



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