Nigeria To Receive 100,000 Vaccines By End Of January

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Updated January 6, 2021


Nigeria is expected to take delivery of approximately 100,000 doses of Pfizer/Biontech vaccines by the end of January.

This was disclosed on Tuesday at the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19.

Also speaking about the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the virus, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Development Agency, Faisal Shaibu, noted that a total of 42 million doses of the vaccines will be secured during the course of the year.

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“Nigeria is expected to secure free delivery of 42 million doses of vaccines which will be a combination of all available and approved vaccines in the market,” Shaibu said.

“This is expected to cover 20 per cent of the population. 40% will be vaccinated in 2021, while 30% will be covered next year.”

Also at the same PTF meeting, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force On COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed that 737 corps members from the Batch B have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Tuesday, Nigeria recorded 1,354 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 92,705.

This is the highest single-day record of infections in the country.