Covid-19: Nigeria to get 20 million doses of vaccines

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says Nigeria is working toward getting 20 million doses of vaccine on a first installment when the country begins to receive vaccines from other parts of the world.

Health minister Osagie Ehanire, who stated this at the  COVID-19 briefing on Thursday in Abuja,  said the first set of beneficiaries would be health workers who were exposed to the risk of infection on a daily basis.

Mr. Ehanire also said that any vaccine that would be administered in the country, would be subjected to certification by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Agency For Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The minister explained that the federal government was also working with the National Assembly to set aside funds for vaccines as vaccines were being rolled out.



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