FG receives 604,800 J&J COVID-19 vaccines donation from MTN

The Federal Government has received no less than 604,800 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine donation from MTN Nigeria Telecommunications Company in Abuja.

The Director of Disease Control and Immunization at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Bassey Bassey Okposen, who represented NPHCDA Executive Director Dr Faisal Shuaib at the donation event, appreciated the MTN’s gesture for their exemplary support to the government of Nigeria.

He said, without a doubt, 604,800 doses of the J&J vaccine represent a potential 604,800 fully vaccinated Nigerians and this means MTN Nigeria wishes the fast track to recovery from COVID-19.

Speaking further, however, he said that this demonstrated wish will only remain a wish if we do not receive it through our actions.

“Receiving through actions simply means that every eligible Nigerian must be vaccinated against COVID-19. We honestly cannot devote all our time, nor do we have enough resources in Nigeria to fight COVID-19.

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“The sooner we all agree that COVID-19 still poses a formidable threat to our collective well-being, the stronger we will be, and the easier and faster it will be for us to defeat it and move on. our lives,” he said.

According to him, “You can imagine what our precious country would have been dealing with today if we didn’t have support like the one we get from MTN today.

“The vaccines are here, yet there are still many of us who are hesitant to get vaccinated. We seem to be misinformed or under the impression that COVID-19 no longer exists or is no longer a problem.

“Those of us who have this impression are wrong. The fact is that COVID-19 is still with us in Nigeria and elsewhere in the world, and it is a dangerous disease that can increase at any time because it has mutating properties.

“It makes no sense that the government and its partners continue to spend colossal sums of money to protect people from COVID-19 if the disease does not exist.”

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He also disclosed that on September 14, 2022, 47,172,937 eligible individuals received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, representing 42.2% of the eligible population.

He further said that approximately 34,242,083 individuals have been fully vaccinated and this represents 30.6% of the eligible person and 3,678,412 of the fully vaccinated individuals have received their booster dose.

“More than forty-seven million eligible individuals in Nigeria have received the vaccines so far. Although these people make up less than half of the total population of eligible individuals in our country, they cannot be mistaken if they have taken the vaccine. So what are we waiting for?” he asked.


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