58,938 persons have received second dose of COVID-19 vaccine —NPHCDA

Lara Adejoro

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency on Monday says 1,955,652 eligible persons have been vaccinated so far with the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

The NPHCDA also said 58,938 persons vaccinated with the first dose have received their second dose of the vaccine.

The agency disclosed this while giving an update on the COVID-19 vaccination as of May 30, 2021, via its official Twitter handle @NphcdaNG.

Lagos leads the states with the highest number of persons vaccinated with 313,433; followed by the FCT –131,146; Kano – 94,925; Kaduna – 93,012; Ogun – 86,930; Oyo – 78,857 and Rivers – 66,452.

Katsina is eighth in vaccination rates with 53,652; Kwara – 51,237; Bauchi – 49,450; Benue – 48,996; Ekiti – 48,170; Cross-River –46,147; Ondo –45,006; Gombe –44,879; Niger –44,407; Plateau –43,322; Delta –40,704; Jigawa –38,566 and Edo –38,531.

Others include, Abia – 26,456; Adamawa – 33,752; Akwa-Ibom –30,834; Anambra –33,537; Bayelsa –15,870; Borno –35,737; Ebonyi –20,042; Enugu –33,778; Imo –33,460; Kebbi –23,204; Kogi –24,637; Nasarawa –34,574; Osun –37,425; Sokoto –27,409; Taraba – 29,094; Yobe –26,029 and Zamfara –31,987.

The agency reiterated that vaccines are the most effective way to prevent (infectious) diseases, noting that they are safe and effective.

“Every day is an opportunity to take responsibility against COVID-19. Protect yourself, your family, and your community,” NPHCDA said.

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