Nigeria COVAX vaccine roll-out news


3 June 2021


Nigerians turn to social media for encouragement

Social media has been much-maligned as a source of misinformation when it comes to vaccines. But for millions of Nigerians it is having the opposite effect, encouraging them to get their jabs.

By Eric Dumo

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19 May 2021


“If we don’t go out there, nobody would”: Vaccinating during an insurgency in Nigeria

Health workers go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that the children of Borno State, Nigeria, are vaccinated.

By Royal Ibeh

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08 April 2021


How geospatial technology is helping Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

In a huge country like Nigeria, ensuring the right people receive COVAX vaccines is not just a question of how, but where. Could geospatial technology, trialled during previous polio campaigns, make a difference?

By Adejoke Adeboyejo

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COVAX vaccinations underway in Kenya (top, ©UNICEF Kenya); Rwanda (bottom-left, ©MoH Rwanda); Nigeria (bottom-right, ©NPHCDA).
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Nigeria, Rwanda and Kenya have all started COVID-19 vaccination campaigns following the delivery of COVAX doses earlier this week. Health and front line workers across the three countries will now start receiving vaccines after launch events this morning in Abuja, Kigali and Nairobi.


A historical moment!

Nigeria has just received its first wave of #COVID19 vaccines. The 4 million doses procured through COVAX is a historic step toward our goal to ensure equitable distribution of #COVID19 vaccines globally.


11:59am | March 2, 2021

*SII-AstraZeneca (COVISHIELD) vaccine, licensed and manufactured by Serum Institute of India

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