COVID-19 Vaccine: 57 % Completely, 10% Partially Vaccinated, Says NPHCDA

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Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has confirmed that 57 per cent of eligible population has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, while 10 per cent of the same population has been partially vaccinated.

The health agency made this disclosure from its COVID-19 vaccination update as of 25 January, 2023, via its official Twitter handle.

The report revealed that 11,780,959 of total eligible population targeted for COVID-19 vaccination were partially vaccinated, while 65,679,094 were fully vaccinated.

According to the statement, 36 states of the Federation and the FCT were reached with the first dose of the vaccination, with leading states having highest vaccinated population including Kano (3,018,547), Jigawa (1,016,005), Sokoto (464,029), Kastina (449,076), Kebbi (331,076), and Niger (234,970).

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While the following states had the lowest population vaccinated with the first dose: Kaduna (33,123), Bayelsa (38,566), Abia (65,676), Ebonyi (94,841), and Adamawa (101,954).

For the dose 2nd, states with the highest population vaccinated according to the report were: Kano (7,948,408), Kaduna (6,728,143), Jigawa (5,029,312), Osun (3,467,808), Adamawa (2,493,489), and Kebbi (1,979,949).

The lowest populations with the 2nd dose of vaccination according to states were: Ebonyi (268,343), Bayelsa (224,056), Kogi (368,065), and Delta (594,342).

Meanwhile, states with the highest population fully vaccinated with the booster dose according to the report were: Kano (1,531,668), Osun (959,686), Kaduna (912,208), Oyo (766,016), and Plateau (606,160).

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While the following states had the lowest population vaccinated with the booster dose: Sokoto (804), Ebonyi (3,763), Kogi (13,624), Bayelsa (33,798) and Edo (44,063).

The COVID-19 vaccines are substances that produce immunity from a disease. It may contain an antigen such as measles, yellow fever & polio vaccines, or a combination of antigens, which could be pentavalent vaccine. An antigen is a biological agent that induces immune response in the human body.

Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. While adolescents aged 16 and over, and children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.

People aged 5 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first and 2nd doses, will be offered a 3rd dose before any booster doses.

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People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster.

 

 

 

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