FG Receives Two Million Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Covid 19 Vaccine From EU

The Federal Government has received two million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, donated by the European Union (EU).

The formal handover of the vaccines was done on Monday at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency Strategic Cold Store, Abuja.

The EU ambassador, Samuela Isopi who made the presentation of the vaccines said the donation is part of the EU’s commitment to jointly combat the pandemic.

The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib said the Federal Government also in combating the pandemic has procured over 39 million doses of the J&J vaccine, through AFREXIM bank.

The Federal Government had in August 2021 taken delivery of 177,600 Johnson & Johnson vaccines in Abuja. This marked the first wave of arrivals of COVID-19 vaccines procured through the African Union.