President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, will on Saturday obtain pictures of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines.
This was confirmed by Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Government Director, Nationwide Main Well being Care Improvement Company, at a State Home briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
Based on Shuaib, the train will enhance the arrogance of Nigerians to obtain the about 4 million doses of the vaccine, which was shipped into the nation this week.
Shuaib mentioned, “The following step within the vaccination programme on condition that we’ve now acquired the vaccines is a launch that might be happening on the Nationwide Hospital tomorrow (Friday). The time scheduled for that launch is 10am. The launch might be carried out by the Chairman of the Presidential Process Power on COVID-19, (Boss Mustapha).
“The plan is to vaccinate the frontline well being employees that work within the therapy centre of the Nationwide Hospital, these would be the first individuals similar to we’ve communicated that frontline well being employees would be the first individuals to take the vaccines.
“After that, the plan is to vaccinate Mr President, Mr Vice President and strategic leaders on Saturday. Once more, we’re hopeful that when Nigerians see leaders like Mr President and Mr Vice President take the vaccines; it’s going to improve their confidence across the security of the vaccines.
“As you’re properly conscious that even earlier than the vaccines arrived Nigeria, there may be a number of hesitancy. It’s a world phenomenon. Vaccine hesitancy is analogous regardless of the place you’re, it’s important to present the correct data and to these individuals who have questions, we can not dismiss their cynicism.
“It’s our duty as public well being employees to not solely provide the vaccines however do the additional work by way of offering the assets which are wanted and to persuade those that these vaccines are secure.”
The NPHCDA boss additionally enjoined Nigerians who want to obtain the vaccines to register on the web site of the company.
Buhari, Osinbajo to obtain COVID-19 vaccines this Saturday