• Ministers, others to receive shots Saturday
• Citizens to get vaccination cards, worldwide codes
• Delivery largest consignment in West Africa
Anxiety and doubts among Nigerians on whether the country could secure the COVID-19 vaccines was put to rest yesterday following the arrival of the first batch of Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX facility.
Just as the consignment arrived, the Federal Government disclosed that special centres would be opened for top government functionaries to take the jabs.
Nigeria is the third West African country to receive COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX after Ghana and Ivory Coast. Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft carrying 3.94 million doses of the vaccine arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 11.45 a.m. and was received by the Chairman of Presidential…
Source: Guardian Newspaper