Nigeria flags-off COVID-19 vaccination


The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Friday, on behalf of the President, Muhammadu Buhari flagged off the Covid-19 vaccine exercise.

The first set of people to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at the ceremony were frontline health workers

A medical doctor, Dr. Cyprian Nyong, of the National Hospital, Abuja, received a jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines at the launch. Others were a nurse, Faith E. Eragbai, Dr. Nuru Joseph and Dr. Thairu Yunusa.

Also, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, described the moment as a “watershed.”

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, also said it was crucial “to first cater for those who cater for us”.


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