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Nigeria to receive COVID-19 vaccine in February


Nigerians will receive vaccines against COVID-19 in the month of February, the Nigerian Governors Forum has revealed.

NGF in a communique issued on Thursday said during it’s virtual meeting on Wednesday, the chairman, Kayode Fayemi briefed members on a meeting Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GOVI) on the roll-out of the vaccines.

Fayemi, while briefing the meeting, talked of an arrangement for the World Health Organisation (WHO) β€œto facilitate pooled procurement and the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across developing countries. Nigeria is among 12 countries in Africa that have indicated readiness of the 92 qualified countries for the facility and will by end of February 2021 receive its first shipment of vaccines.”

Details soon…

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