The Federal Authorities will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to Nigerians freed from cost when vaccination begins, the Presidential Process Power (PTF) at COVID-19 Management stated.
The nationwide coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu, who spoke on a tv channel program, Dawn Each day, stated the federal government has an sufficient plan for the supply and administration of the vaccine.
He stated: “Yesterday, the President gave a mandate to PTF to make preparations for the vaccine. The President additionally gave us a march order to make the COVID-19 vaccine out there in Nigeria.
“The COVID-19 vaccine might be out there in Nigeria utilizing the GAVI settlement. We have already got the assure that we’ll have 20% of our inhabitants accommodated by GAVI, which is about 40 million Nigerians. They will not need to pay for it (the vaccine). “
Admitting the worry that Nigerians could also be reluctant to obtain the vaccines, Aliyu stated efforts are being made to lift consciousness and distribute vaccines throughout the nation.
Aliyu defined: “We proceed to work with the Federal Ministry of Well being and the Major Well being Care Growth Company. The NPHCDA has numerous expertise in delivering vaccines throughout the nation.
“They have been concerned with vaccination in opposition to polio and till now they’re liable for spreading the expansion of childhood vaccination throughout the nation, in order that they have numerous expertise.
“There’s numerous work happening behind the scenes. The NPHCDA has a committee, the Minister has arrange an advisory committee and the PTF is arriving to make sure that we coordinate successfully.
“The largest problem we may have with the vaccine won’t be logistics, the most important problem would be the public acceptance of vaccine security and if they permit themselves to be vaccinated, the problem might be similar to what now we have with polio”.