No fewer than 8,000 persons have so far been vaccinated in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said on Monday in Abuja.
Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, stated this at the PTF briefing, on Monday in Abuja.
Shuaib, however, said Kogi remained the only state yet to receive the vaccines because its cold chains for vaccines preservation were under repair.
He said the vaccines had been tested and verified to be effective and safe for use, dismissing rumours and concerns about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines as causing blood clots.
On the price of the vaccines, he said the vaccine was cheaper than other available vaccines in the market as the producers were concerned about human safety over making profit.
On the experienced bottleneck for registration, the NPHCDA boss said anyone eligible for vaccination could also be manually registered at the vaccination centre.