State governors and their deputies in Nigeria will receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday March 10.
On Thursday, Kayode Fayemi, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti, made the announcement.
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After the governors’ emergency virtual conference, he spoke to the media.
The vaccine, according to Fayemi, would be performed in front of the press.
The NGF chairman stated that the organization was committed to collaborating with the federal government on a vaccine cold chain.
The governor encouraged Nigerians to get the vaccine, stating that it was effective for people under the age of 18.
Fayemi urged them to register on the website of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency nphcsaict.com.ng/publicreg.
Governors were briefed on the 3.92 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine obtained by Nigeria by Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
From March 6, President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, senior government leaders, and frontline health staff will collect the vaccine.