Buhari takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

By our reporter| President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday received his second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The President took the shot at the State House in Abuja.

The second dose is being administered exactly 12 weeks after the first shot was taken on March 6.

The President’s innoculation was done by the Chief Personal Physician to the President, Dr. Suhayb Rafindadi Sanusi after which he was presented with the e-vaccination card by the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib.

Shortly after receiving his shot, the President told reporters that Nigeria is not doing badly relative to other developed countries like India and the United States.

He congratulated all medical personnel for their efforts so far, noting that he is hoping that the nation would be economically disposed to inoculate every Nigerian.

A total of 3.94 million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine were shipped into Nigeria on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Cyprian Ngong, a senior registrar at the National Hospital, was the first Nigerian to receive the vaccine when the Federal Government commenced the campaign on March 5, 2021.

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