NPHCDA: Over 50% Nigerians Will Take Covid-19 Vaccine

 NPHCDA: Over 50% Nigerians Will Take Covid-19 Vaccine

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has disclosed that over 50 percent of Nigerians have admitted that they will take the Covid-19 vaccines.

The agency compared the result to it’s earlier studies which showed that up to 75 percent of Nigerians said they will not take it.

NPHCDA CEO, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this in an interview with Channels TV, saying,”We cannot take any individual for granted. I am also aware from my experiences in the polio vaccination drive that Nigerians are logical people,” he said.

He added that there has been a recorded shift from 75 percent who said they won’t take the vaccines to over 50 percent of Nigerians who admit they will take it and also urged that it’s important to provide more information to those not sure.

“We have seen a gradual shift from a situation where up to 75 percent of Nigerians said they will not take the vaccines

“We are now beginning to see over 50 percent of Nigerians say they will take the vaccines and the remaining 50 percent are cut between 25 percent who say they won’t take it and 25 percent that are not so sure.

“It’s important we reach a critical number of Nigerians to achieve herd immunity, if we don’t achieve that, we are going to be here for a very long time,” Shuaib said. 

Recall that the agency had said about 2.3 million Nigerians registered for the COVID-19 vaccinations in just less than 24 hours the link was accessible. 

In a survey SBM Intel, a geopolitical research and strategic communications consulting firm, reported earlier that only 68.8 percent of Nigerians believe Covid-19 is real. While 39.9 percent of Nigerians say they will take the vaccine.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Freelance Investigative and Data Journalist

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