The Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has stated that Nigeria may get COVID-19 vaccines within the subsequent 10 days.
The well being minister made this identified whereas addressing newsmen in Lagos on Saturday, NAN studies.
In accordance with him, the federal authorities has been promised that by the tip of this month, which is about 10 days from now, the nation will get the vaccines.
“We don’t produce the vaccines. They’re manufactured overseas in about 4 or 5 international locations,’’ he instructed newsmen on the finish of an inspection tour of the Lagos College Educating Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba.
“South Africa has a licence to make the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, whereas Russia solely just lately gave India the licence to supply AstraZeneca,’’ the minister stated.
“Nonetheless, international locations that produced these vaccines had critical challenges with COVID-19 and determined to take care of their wants first, a scenario that the WHO described as vaccine nationalism,” he stated.
Ehanire famous that about 75 per cent of vaccines already produced had been being utilized in 10 international locations including that Nigeria had put all services in place to obtain the vaccines.