Buhari And Osinbajo Set To Take COVID Vaccine
-The Federal Government has announced that President Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo will receive shots of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID vaccine
-They will both be administered the vaccine on Saturday to demonstrate its safety to Nigerians
-The exercise is expected to boost the confidence of Nigerians who want to take the vaccine
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will receive shots of the newly received COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.
This was disclosed by Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) at a briefing on vaccination strategy in Abuja.
The exercise will be carried out with the aim of boosting Nigerians confidence in the vaccine and encourage them to receive it.
Dr. Shuaib urged people not to be influenced by vaccine hesitancy in some parts of the world. He said that the NPHCDA is ready to provide information and answer any questions you have about the vaccine.
The NPHCDA boss also said that states must have met storage and security requirements before the vaccine can be released to them.
3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID vaccine arrived at Abuja on Tuesday, March 2 through the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport.
Nigeria is still expected to receive more than 12 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine which is supplied through the COVAX initiative.
The aim is to vaccinate at least 20% of the country’s population in the coming months.