COVID-19: Nigeria to vaccinate 109 million citizens in two years

The Nigerian government has disclosed plans to vaccinate approximately 109 million people against COVID-19 over a period of two years.

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, while speaking at Monday’s weekly briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, said only those eligible will be vaccinated.

He said the federal government plans to vaccinate all eligible population from 18 years and above, including pregnant women.

He, however, said the decision to vaccinate any pregnant woman will be made in consultation with her healthcare provider.

He said there will be considerations of whether she is at high risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus or not, based on guidance from the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE).

“She is likely to be at high risk for example, if she is a frontline health worker, a support staff or a first responder in the different…

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