4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine expected on Tuesday

A carton box of a Covishield vaccine developed by Pune based Serum Institute of India (SII) is unloaded at Mumbai airport on February 24, 2021, as part of the Covax scheme, which aims to procure and distribute inoculations fairly among all nations.

The Federal Government has confirmed that Nigeria will receive the first tranche of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021. 

This is according to the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.

Mr. Boss Mustapha – SGF and Chairman, PTF on COVID-19

The PTF chairman who also doubles as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), explained that the first shipment of  3,924,000 million doses of covid-19 vaccines is coming from COVAX a World Health Organization (WHO)backed initiative set up to procure and ensure equitable distribution of vaccines for free among countries across the globe.

The SGF stated that the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) will be organizing the shipment from Mumbai, India and it will arrive in Abuja on march the 2nd, 2021.

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