Ø First dose of vaccines administered in Abuja
Ø Govs. to be vaccinated publicly on March, 10
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha says nobody is safe from Covid-19 infection until everyone is vaccinated.
The SGF, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, stated this yesterday, during the formal rollout of Covid-19 vaccines at the National Hospital in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to him, “We must understand that nobody is safe until everyone is vaccinated. We must recognise that vaccine hesitancy will impact negatively on our lives and those of our loved ones if allowed to foster. “We must demonstrate at all times that this is a war for the survival of everyone. We must believe our government on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines brought to Nigeria,” he added.
He also called on everyone to support the plan and systematic roll-out of the vaccine and mobilise citizens across states in the country, adding that frontline health workers will be prioritised in receiving jabs from the first batch of vaccine received.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), yesterday flagged-off the COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria. The vaccines were administered at the National Hospital Abuja, in an event chaired by Boss Mustapha. One Dr. Cyprian Ngon was the first to receive the vaccine. He led the first set of health workers, including Nurse Faith E. Eragbai, Dr. Nuru Joseph and Dr. Thairu Yunusa to receive the vaccine.
Recall that the first batch of the Covax AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday, in Abuja. The Federal Government had announced that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will receive shots of AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccines today, Saturday to demonstrate vaccine safety to the public.
All the 36 State Nigerian governors and their deputies will receive the Covid-19 vaccine in public on March 10,
The SGF added that frontline workers will receive their vaccination alongside the president and vice-president today, Saturday.