The Nigerian government has initiated a move to receive 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021.
According to “Faisal Shuaib, the executive secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency who spoke at the presidential task force on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja yesterday Thursday December 10, stated that Nigeria is a member of COVAX, an international coalition under the WHO umbrella.
Upon arrival, the COVID-19 vaccines will first be given to workers in the health sector and vulnerable citizens, He further revealed.
Read Shuaib’s Quote Below;
“We are on course to access safe vaccine in the first quarter of 2021. We will be leveraging on the polio platform to ensure effective delivery of vaccines to our vulnerable population.
“We have established a supra-ministerial advisory committee to ensure a seamless administration. A technical group meets every week and has devised a risk communication plan to deliver safe vaccines to Nigerians.”