The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib has revealed that the Federal Government is fully ready to receiving 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in no distant time.
Dr. Shuaib disclosed this today during the Daily Media Briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He noted that Nigeria being a member of COVAX, an international coalition, under the WHO umbrella, is entitled to the first set of vaccines to be released.
Dr. Shuaib added that first expected 20 million doses will be given to workers in the health sector and vulnerable citizens.
According to him;
“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.”