Five things to know about Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccination drive

Five things to know about Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccination drive

The country will be the third West African country to take delivery under the COVAX scheme, after Ghana and Ivory Coast.

The most populous country in Africa is expected to take the delivery of additional 16 million doses from COVAX, in coming months. COVAX is a facility for poor and middle-income countries co-led by Gavi, the vaccine alliance, and the World Health Organization, with UNICEF as an implementing partner.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 confirmed cases has risen to 156,017 including 1,915 deaths, according to an update by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night.

Here is what to know about the countries vaccination process.