- The Nigerian government has finally given a timeline of vaccination in the federal republic of Nigeria
- The information was released on behalf of the government by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19
- The government also assured of its preparedness to receiving COVID-19 vaccines
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As Nigerians eagerly await the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine the federal government has released an update of the serum.
According to Channels TV, the government revealed that about four million doses of vaccines from the COVAX facility for COVID-19 treatment will be delivered in Nigeria.
This was revealed by the chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Saturday night, February 27.
He said the vaccines will depart India on Monday, March 1, and would touch land in Abuja on March 2, according to the information provided by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation went on to note that the serum being expected is going to be the AstraZeneca.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government said children in Nigeria will not be vaccinated against the raging virus.
It was gathered that when the approved Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrives in the country, Nigerian children will not be on the list for distribution.
Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), revealed this at the weekly briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 held on Monday, February 22.
In a related development, NPHCDA listed the categories of people to get vaccinated in Nigeria first as COVID-19 infection rates continue to go higher in the country.
The NPHCDA boss revealed this on Saturday, February 6, while addressing a joint press conference alongside a representative of the World Health Organisation in Abuja.
According to him, Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution priority will be as follows: frontline health workers, elderly, and persons with co-morbidities and strategic country leadership.
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