First To Take The Jab! National Hospital’s Dr. Nyong Receives COVID-19 Vaccine


A doctor serving with the National Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Cyprian Nyong has recorded the feat of being the first person to take the Astrazeneca/oxford COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.

The medical doctor received the jab as Nigeria flagged off an aggressive COVID-19 vaccination after receiving almost four million doses of the highly anticipated vaccine on Tuesday.

NaijaNewsNow reported that the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, had disclosed on Thursday that the vaccination programme would start at the National Hospital, Abuja with frontline health workers taking the vaccine today, Friday, after which President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other strategic leaders would take their turns publicly on Saturday.

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