The Federal Government has announced August 16, 2021 as the new date it would begin the administration of the second batch of COVID-19 Moderna vaccines doses donated by the United States.
Announcing this is the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during a live programme of the Nigerian Television Authority, “Good Morning Nigeria” on Monday.
According to the minister, he said that the postponement of the vaccination exercise from August 10 to August 16 was “purely administrative”.
“We have received 4,800,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and we will commence administering the doses on Monday, August 16.
“The exercise was supposed to commence tomorrow August 10, but we suspended it till Monday, and the reason is purely administrative.
“You see, when vaccines arrive the country, they are taken to National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
“The agency which will analyse them and thereafter give us a green light for the use,” he said.