Good News – Greater than three million eligible Nigerians were fully vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, the country’s predominant healthcare agency acknowledged.The Government Director, Nationwide Essential Effectively being Care Pattern Company (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, acknowledged this on the bi-weekly briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on Monday in Abuja.The inoculated Nigerians had been vaccinated eight months after the country began the vaccination of its voters in opposition to coronavirus.Mr Shuaib acknowledged 5,891,305 eligible Nigerians had got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which represented 5.3 per cent of the eligible inhabitants.He added that 3,252,067 Nigerians had got their 2nd dose and had been fully vaccinated, representing supreme 2.9 per cent of the final inhabitants of eligible people.He explained that the final inhabitants of eligible Nigerians focused for COVID-19 vaccination to enable the country attain herd immunity in opposition to the virus used to be 111,776,503.The NPHCDA boss acknowledged the federal executive had ample doses of vaccines in store to cloak a tidy percentage of the inhabitants.He added that the country had got 3,924,000 doses of AstraZeneca (AZ) in batches between October 22 – 25 from the COVAX facility.He principal that the country moreover got a aggregate of 1,022,400 doses of AZ as donations from the governments of Germany, Switzerland, and Italy from COVAX final week.Mr Shuaib acknowledged the federal executive had got commitments of over 11.99 million and 12.2 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines respectively.“We moreover have got a dedication of 4,953,600 doses of Moderna as donation from the U.S. Authorities via COVAX. These are just among the doses coming in batches in December and January 2022.“We would moreover love to remind us that the federal executive procured 39,800,000 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine via the AVATT and these were coming in batches,” he acknowledged.He appealed to people 18 years and above and unvaccinated to merely go into the nearest vaccination space to opt up their COVID-19 vaccine.“It is free, safe, efficient and protects you, your family and your group. And whenever you have taken your first dose, check your vaccination card for your due date and be particular you choose up the 2nd dose for corpulent protection,” he acknowledged.He said that the agency would birth the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Advertising and marketing and marketing campaign to achieve extra Nigerians.He acknowledged the postulate of mass vaccination campaign used to be to hasty enlarge the selection of fully vaccinated eligible inhabitants.This, he hinted, would cross the country in direction of achieving herd immunity and constructing an enabling atmosphere for financial restoration and a return to social normalcy in the country.“The mass vaccination campaigns will require mass mobilisation of Nigerians for increased vaccine uptake.“This would possibly perhaps increasingly now not be done successfully without the make stronger of all severe stakeholders including governors, commissioners, the LGA Chairmen, Feeble and Spiritual Leaders, the Civil Society Organisations, the Narrate Ministries of Effectively being, the Narrate Essential Healthcare Boards, all health consultants and our official media group,” he acknowledged.Mr Shuaib acknowledged efforts had been ongoing to capture with stakeholders to advertise consciousness and vaccine confidence.He acknowledged the executive aimed to vaccinate as a minimum 50 per cent of the inhabitants by the cease of January 2022.“We are able to be conducting the national flag off of this mass vaccination campaign this Friday Nov. 19 by 10 a.m.,” he acknowledged.The NPHCDA boss acknowledged any Nigerian stumbled on acquiring the COVID-19 vaccination card illegally (wanting for or promoting) would be made to face the law.He acknowledged the Joint Task Pressure on COVID-19, which incorporated safety agents from the ICPC, DSS and other relevant safety companies remained on alert at every corner of the country and had been on a typical foundation making impromptu assessments.He principal that it would possibly perhaps perhaps most likely well moreover be extremely subtle to exhaust fraudulently got cards outside the country.“There would possibly perhaps be a case of one Mr Amako who attempted to hump outside the country with a vaccination card that should not validated.“Upon investigation, the motive for the non-validation used to be that the expiry date of the first and 2nd dose used to be altered, there were inconsistencies with the vaccine expiration dates and batch number and the QR code scanned belonged to a different person.“This clearly showed that Mr Amako illegally got the vaccination card without getting vaccinated. He used to be denied hump and his case is currently with the law enforcement authorities,” he disclosed.