Lagos, Ogun and Kaduna states have topped Nigeria’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout since the commencement of the mass vaccination programme in the country.
In a statement released by the National Primary Health Care Agency (NPHCDA), it was stated that over 500,000 Nigerians have received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
The NPHCDA said Lagos state had vaccinated 110, 042 people, making it the highest in the country.
Ogun followed with 47,507, while Kaduna trails it with 38,063 persons jabbed.
In addition, Bauchi State has vaccinated 32,482, Katsina-28,918 and Kwara-26,473.
According to NPHCDA, Abia, Taraba and Kebbi were the states with the lowest number of Nigerians vaccinated
Abia has so far vaccinated 22 people, 111 people have been vaccinated in Taraba and 532 in Kebbi State.
It would be recalled that Nigeria first received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and another 300,000 doses from telecom giant, MTN, as part of the latter’s contribution to Africa.
Moreover, NPHCDA said that Kogi state was yet to commence vaccination as at March 28, because the state had not been supplied with the vaccine.
The statement reads, “Kogi State was not supplied with the vaccine because their cold store is still under repairs following vandalisation during the EndSARS protest,” it stated.
However, with 162, 593 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, Lagos continues to lead the tally with 57, 581 cases.
56,990 have recovered and 439 deaths have been recorded in the state.
On the other hand, Kaduna State has so far confirmed 8914 cases of Covid-19. 8790 have recovered and 65 death cases have been recorded.
Ogun trailed behind with 4617 cases confirmed so far. 4446 have been discharged with 49 deaths recorded.
According to NCDC, Nigeria has discharged 150, 308 cases and 2048 deaths have been recorded in 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory
As of March 28, the NCDC reported that Nigeria recorded 104 new cases of Covid-19.
The cases are reported from 12 states- Lagos (48), Enugu (16), Kwara (8), Kaduna (6), Plateau (5), Kano (5), Rivers (4), FCT(4), Ogun (4), Edo (2), Ekiti (1) and Katsina (1)
Furthermore, NPHCDA said that the vaccine roll-out would be in four phases, starting with health workers, frontline workers, COVID-19 rapid response team, laboratory network, policemen, petrol station workers and strategic leaders.
The Nigerian government hopes to vaccinate 109 million people against the rampaging virus over a period of two years.