Federal Govt expects 42 million COVID-19 vaccine doses – NPHCDA
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on January 6, 2021
Federal Government says it hoped to get forty-two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to battle coronavirus in the country.
Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, who stated this at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, said one hundred thousand doses of the vaccines would be received by the country at the end of this month.
He stated that a letter announcing this allocation of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine through the Covax facility is being expected this week.”
According to him the forty two million doses would only cover twenty per cent of the country’s population explaining that the vaccines would first be given to frontline health workers, first responders, national leaders, people vulnerable to coronavirus and the elderly.
The Covax scheme was set up to provide vaccines to poor countries such as Nigeria, whose two hundred million people and poor infrastructure pose a daunting challenge to medical officials.