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BREAKING: First batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines has arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (Photos)



Nigeria has taken delivery of the AstraZeneca – Oxford Covid-19 vaccines.

The vaccines arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport, Abuja on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 onboard an Emirates airline.

The chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and Secretary General to the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha was at the airport to receive the vaccines.

Also present were the Minister for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Director General, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, and the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu among others.

President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo will recieve their jabs of the vaccines on Saturday, March 6 on live television.