Tue. Jul 27th, 2021

Covid-19: FG to Vaccinate 109 million Nigerians in two years – NPHCDA Boss

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BY VICTORIA OGUNRINDE

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, on Monday disclosed that the federal government planned to vaccinate 109 million Nigerians in two years.

Shuaib while speaking at the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 briefing in Abuja said, “We remain in anticipation of about 57 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility and the AU.

“Working with the states, the Federal Government plans to vaccinate all eligible population from 18 years and above, including pregnant women.

“After excluding those that are under 18 years old, we plan to vaccinate approximately 109m Nigerians that will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination over the course of two years.”

“Additionally, the Federal Government has received the commitment of 1,500,000 and 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca from MTN and Government of India respectively,” he added.

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