COVID-19: Dr. Cyprian Nyong Becomes First Nigerian to be Vaccinated

Dr Nyong taking the jab at the National Hospital, Abuja on Friday

 

By Ayo Kehinde

 

 

 

 

Dr. Cyprian Nyong, a medical doctor from the National Hospital, Abuja, has become the first person to receive the jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, flagged off the exercise on behalf of the President Buhari, on Friday with

Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, described the moment as a “watershed”

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, also said it was crucial “to first cater for those who cater for us”.

Nigeria had on Tuesday received about four million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shipped into the country through the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport.