COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria
|Date||5 March 2021–present|
|Organised by||National Primary Health Care Development Agency|
8.4% of the Nigerian population received at least one dose
3.8% of the Nigerian population fully vaccinated
|As of 28 February 2022|
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COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria is an ongoing immunization campaign against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in response to the ongoing pandemic in the country. Vaccination began on 5 March 2021. As of 28 February 2022, 17,914,944 people have received their first dose a COVID-19 vaccine, and 8,197,832 have received their second dose.
By the end of March, 0.7 million vaccine doses had been administered.
By the end of April, 1.2 million vaccine doses had been administered.
By the end of May, 1.6 million vaccine doses had been administered.
By the end of June, 3.4 million vaccine doses had been administered.
By the end of July, 3.9 million vaccine doses had been administered.
The second phase of the vaccination rollout began on 16 August.
By the end of August, 4.2 million vaccine doses had been administered.
By the end of September, 6.9 million vaccine doses had been administered.
By the end of October, 8.6 million vaccine doses had been administered. 4% of the target population had been fully vaccinated by the end of the month.
By the end of November, 9.8 million vaccine doses had been administered. 4% of the target population had been fully vaccinated by the end of the month.
Up to a million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were destroyed by Nigeria due to their short expiry dates.
By the end of December, 14.8 million vaccine doses had been administered. 5% of the target population had been fully vaccinated by the end of the month.
By the end of January, 20.6 million vaccine doses had been administered. 6% of the target population had been fully vaccinated by the end of the month.
Vaccines on order
|1||Health workers and supporting staff, frontline workers and first responders||In progress|
|2||Priority 1: Persons aged 60 years and above. |
Priority 2: Persons aged 50-59 years
|3||Persons aged 18-49 years with co-morbidities|
|4||The rest of the eligible population aged 18-49 years|
|Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Nigeria|
|1st dose 2nd dose|
Proportion vaccinated (1st dose)[a]
Proportion vaccinated (2nd dose)[b]
|State||Total clients vaccinated (1st dose)||Total clients vaccinated (2nd dose)||Total clients vaccinated (booster dose)|
- Percentage of target reached =Total clients vaccinated (1st dose)/Total eligible population targeted for COVID-19 vaccination × 100%.
- Percentage of target reached =Total clients vaccinated (2nd dose)/Total eligible population targeted for COVID-19 vaccination × 100%.
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Scientifically accurate atomic model of the external structure of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a strain (genetic variant) of the coronavirus that caused Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, China, during December 2019
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