Nigeria is expecting 58m doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX and AVATT

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The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria is expecting 58m doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX and AVATT. 

Ehanire who said this at the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 on Monday February 8, said Nigeria will receive 16 million vaccine doses from COVAX in the first half of the year, while AVATT will supply over 42 million doses.

He further revealed that negotiation is ongoing with India over the Covax vaccine of Barhat Institute, and also with Gamaleya, a pharmaceutical company in Russia over its Sputnik V vaccine.

“With regard to vaccines, Nigeria has kept abreast of global development and supports the call of WHO for fair and equitable distribution of vaccines, since covid19 is a threat to mankind. 

“We subscribed to two multilateral vaccine access platforms; the first being the Covax facility that will supply members, including Nigeria, vaccines free of charge, to cover 20% of our population. The expected first wave of 100,000…



Source: Linda Ikeji