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The COVID-19 Vaccine: Our best shot at beating the pandemic

Alongside masking and social distancing, vaccination is an effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19 and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Vaccination is a safe and effective way to strengthen the immune system to build resistance against COVID-19. Continue reading to have your vaccine questions answered!

What COVID-19 vaccines are available in Nigeria?

Once a vaccine is shown to be safe and effective, it is approved by national regulators and distributed to the population. The list of vacc

ines approved by the government of Nigeria include the Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Sinopharm vaccines require two doses to be fully vaccinated, so you should plan to receive your 2nd dose 4-12 weeks after your initial dose. One dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine confers full protection. All authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective if you receive all the recommended doses.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Nigeria’s vaccination program is being managed through ​​the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). Approved vaccines are currently available at public and private health clinics across the country.

Let’s get vaccinated!

Vaccines are the best way to protect you and your community from COVID-19 by reducing your risk of infection or the severity of your symptoms. The more people get vaccinated, the more we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and avoid the emergence of new variants.

More information about locating a clinic near you and registering for a vaccination can be found here: Vaccination Sites and Vaccine Registration.


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