- The federal government has assured Nigerians that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is its topmost priority
- The assurance was given by Yemi Osinbajo who noted the importance of investing in the healthcare system
- Recall that the COVID-19 vaccine which is being developed by Pfizer/BioNTech is 90% effective in preventing infections
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that Nigeria’s topmost priority is getting the COVID-19 vaccine, following the announcement that a serum is 90% effective in preventing infections.
In a report by The Guardian, Osinbajo stated this on Thursday, November 12, during the opening of the virtual edition of the Paris Peace Forum which was attended by some heads of state and government alongside international organisations.
According to the vice president, getting the vaccine is of utmost concern to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Speaking on Nigeria's efforts to contain the virus in the post-COVID-19 era, Osinbajo explained that these include improving the country's economy and healthcare.
The vice president in a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, emphasized the importance of prioritising interventions and investments in the healthcare system.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following the announcement that a vaccine that is 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 infections is in its phase three trials, the federal government has promised that Nigerians will not be left out immediately it is available to the public.
This was disclosed by the minister for health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja on Tuesday, November 10, at a two-day multi-sectoral conference on the COVID-19.
According to him, there are arrangements to ensure that Nigerians get the vaccine immediately it comes out. The vaccine is jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
In a related development, the working coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech would be sold at different prices between countries and regions when available.
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