Health Minister Osagie Ehanire has said in Lagos that Nigeria might get COVID-19 vaccines in the next 10 days.
“We are told that by the end of this month, which is about 10 days from now, we shall get the vaccines,” the minister said.
“We do not produce the vaccines. They are manufactured abroad in about four or five countries,” he told newsmen at the end of an inspection tour of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba,
Ehanire saud that some countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Russia and China that have been producing the vaccines are now licensing countries to reproduce them.
“South Africa has a licence to make the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines,while Russia only recently gave India the licence to produce AstraZeneca,” the minister said.
He said that while the entire world falls vuctims to COVID-19, about 75 per cent of vaccines already produced were being used in 10 countries.
The minister gave the assurance that Nigeria had put all facilities in place to receive the vaccines.