The Buhari led administration has disclosed the willingness to vaccinate approximately 109 million people against COVID-19 over two years.
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, while speaking at Monday’s weekly briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, unveiled those eligible to be vaccinated.
She said pregnant women will be first be given the priority because they have a high risk to get the virus meanwhile those under the age of 18 will be excluded to take the vaccine.
“She is likely to be at high risk for example if she is a frontline health worker, a support staff or a first responder in the different spheres of the security architecture of our country,” Mr. Shuaib said.
“After excluding those that are under 18 years old, we plan to vaccinate approximately 109 million Nigerians that will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination over the course of two years.”
The Nigerian government is expected to begin the roll-out of approved COVID-19 vaccines by the end of February.