The Federal Government says it is expecting a shipment of 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of July or early August.

The Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja.

He said, “We now have information that Nigeria will get 3.92 million doses of Oxford/Astrazeneca by the end of July or early August.

“As we receive additional information on the exact dates in August, we will provide an update regarding timelines and details.”

Shuaib also disclosed that recent research from Public Health England revealed that the Indian variant of the virus, also known as the Delta variant B.1.617.2, is 92% susceptible to Oxford/Astrazeneca.

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