The federal government has said that it has initiated a move to receive 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021.
Faisal Shuaib, executive secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency who spoke at the presidential task force on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja on Thursday December 10, noted that Nigeria is a member of COVAX, an international coalition under the WHO umbrella.
He further revealed that upon arrival, the COVID-19 vaccines will first be given to workers in the health sector and vulnerable citizens.
“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.”