PSC affirms 1.17m persons receive AstraZeneca vaccine

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PSC affirms 1.17m persons receive AstraZeneca vaccine

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 said 1,173,869 or 58.3 persons have been vaccinated with the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine in the current phase.

The Chairman of the committee, disclosed this on Monday Abuja while speaking at the national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC).

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, said the vaccination programme is still progressing, adding there were reasons to intensify the campaign against hesitancy.

He stressed records showed that 1,173,869, representing 58.3 persons of the eligible persons targeted in the current phase have been vaccinated with the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine.

Speaking on the activities of the committee the chairman said the PSC held its first meeting today (Monday) during which it deliberated on the modalities for its operations.

During its deliberations, the PSC remained conscious of the need to focus seriously on the areas identified and underscored by the president; sustain the tempo of the national response especially in the multisector approach to issues.

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