Federal Government says arrangements have been made for receiving 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine early next year.
Executive Secretary, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this at a media briefing on Thursday in Abuja by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Shuaib, who also disclosed that Nigeria is a member of COVAX, an international coalition, under the World Health Organisation, added that 92 countries came together to ensure access and safety of vaccines.
He said health workers and vulnerable citizens will be the first to be given the expected 20 million doses.
NPHCDA boss said, “We are on course to access safe vaccine in the first quarter of 2021. We will be leveraging on the polio platform to ensure effective delivery of vaccines to our vulnerable population.
“We have established a supra-ministerial advisory committee to ensure a seamless administration. A technical group meets every week and has devised a risk communication plan to deliver safe vaccines to Nigerians.”