The United Kingdom government has donated 699,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Nigeria.
According to the Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson, the donation is part of the 80 million doses the country had pledged to support the COVID-19 fight.
“The UK was one of the first countries to back COVAX with £548m. We have consistently pushed for a global effort that helps every country receive the vaccine against COVID-19. I am so pleased to see Nigeria receive 699, 760 doses, donated by the UK, in their second batch of the vaccine through COVAX,” Atkinson said.
She called on citizens to take advantage of the availability of the vaccines and get herd immunity against the virus.