Nigeria Covid Statistics & Vaccine Info

The coronavirus disease (COVID19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus that has now reached all countrys in the world. On this page you will find recently updated numbers and live statistics for your country. Find relevant vaccine information and instrucitons on how to get a vaccine locally.

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Nigeria Covid Vaccine Information

As of early March 2021, Nigeria prepares to receive Covid 19 vaccines as the first 4 million doses from Astra Zeneca arrived (see news story here).

Nigeria is furthermore expected to receive an additional 42 million doses of approved vaccines through African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (part of African Union). The details on the timeline of shipments are however not yet clear.

Nigeria’s vaccine doses will be rolled out in 4 phases.

  • The first recipients will be front-line health workers and strategic leadership, followed by
  • individuals ages 50 years and above
  • The third phase will cover individuals ages 18 to 49 with relevant medical conditions, while the last group will be the
  • remaining eligible population, which is made up of individuals ages 18 to 49 without relevant medical conditions

To learn more about the Covid 19 and public health situation in Nigeria, check out The Nigerian Ministry of Health site and policy documents. There is a useful FAQ section that includes travel information, guidelines and more.

About the coronavirus vaccine

Several efficient vaccines have been developed in late 2019 and early 2020. These vaccines are currently being distributed on a world-wide scale in different paces depending on country. Vaccination is first and foremost recommended for persons with conditions that have been identified as increasing the risk of severe COVID-19. Those conditions include cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes.

The COVID vaccines is made up of weakened or inactive parts of the organism that will trigger an immune response within the body. This weakened version will not cause the disease in the person but will prompt the immune system to respond. This response from the immune system then constitutues an effective defense again an actual infection later on. Some vaccines require multiple doses, given weeks or months apart, others need only be taken once.

When many people in a community are vaccinated, the virus (called pathogen) has a hard time circulating because it encounters mostly immune people. This is what is sometimes referred to as “herd immunity”.

Vaccines have been made by 4 large vaccine makers, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. The vaccines are reported to have a +95% effectiveness.

Last year, The African Union established the “African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team” to secure vaccine doses for the continent of Africa.

About COVID 19

COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Because it is a new virus, scientists are learning more each day. Although most people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, COVID-19 can also cause severe illness and even death. Some groups, including older adults and people who have certain underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk of severe illness.

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