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The much-awaited covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday morning arrived Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

With this, Nigeria takes delivery of its first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID—19 doses, the presidency announced on Tuesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal assistant on New Media, Bshir Ahmad disclosed this via his Twitter account on Tuesday.

“Nigeria has just received the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID—19 vaccine” he tweeted.

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Nigeria is expected to take delivery of about four million COVAX Covid-19 vaccines as part of measures to check the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Ripples Nigeria reported that on Monday the National Primary Health Care Development Agency disclosed that key strategic leaders would be vaccinated firstly in order to entrench the confidence of Nigerians in the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.

After which all frontline health workers, their supporting staff, would also be vacvinated, a statement issued by the Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, at the Presidential Taskforce had earlier revealed.

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