The Nigerian government has announced that hundred thousand doses of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive the country by end of January, 2021.
The Primary Health Care Development Agency, Boss, Dr. Faisal Shuaib made this announcement at the weekly presidential taskforce briefing in Abuja.
He said the first dose of the vaccine will be given to frontline health workers, strategic leaders and and old people with other diseases.
He also said the second phase, Nigeria will take delivery of free 32 million doses of vaccine which will be combination of all the available and approved vaccines in the market.
And this will only cover 20 percent of the population .
He further explained that the country need vaccine for 70 percent of its population to be able to kick out Covid -19 from Nigeria.
40 percent of the population will get the vaccine in 2021 and the remaining 30 percent will get their own in 2022.
He said that the total cost of additional vaccines has three components which are cost of buying the vaccine, the cost of taking it to every part of Nigeria and the cost of the facility they will keep it safe.
The PTF in collaboration with the ministry of health, the Primary Health Care Development Agency and other critical stakeholder are finalizing the money Nigeria will need to buy the vaccine. In the next couple of days the PTF will announce the main amount.