The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed that Nigeria would get 42 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine soon.
This was made known by the Executive Director, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, during the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 on Tuesday in Abuja.
Shedding more light on the matter, Shuaib said the vaccine would be obtained through the global COVAX scheme.
He added that this was part of government’s plan to safeguard 40 per cent of the population in 2021.
“The COVAX scheme was set up to provide vaccines to poorer countries such as Nigeria, whose 200 million people and poor infrastructure pose a daunting challenge to medical officials rolling out the vaccinations,” he said.
He noted that Nigeria will first inoculate frontline health workers. Others are first responders, national leaders and others.