Important Things You Need To Know About Nigeria’s Vaccination Plan
National Primary Health Care Development Agency has revealed the age of vaccinating Nigerians against the coronavirus.
The plan was announced on Monday during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 by NPHCDA Chief Executive Officer, Faisal Shuaib.
The first people to receive the vaccine are the Frontline healthcare workers, support staff, and those working in high-risk areas such as point-of-entry staff, rapid response teams, contact tracing teams, vaccination teams for COVID-19, and strategic leadership will be eligible for the vaccines.
Nigerians who are aged 50 years and above will be eligible for vaccination.
Nigerians aged 18 to 49 years but with serious underlying health conditions would, however, be eligible for the vaccine.
Nigerians below the age of 18, however, are not eligible for the vaccine.
In addition, approximately 109 million eligible Nigerians will be vaccinated by the Federal Government and immunisation will take place over two years.
In addition, a total of 58.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are projected to be obtained by Nigeria from the COVAX factory, the African Union, MTN, and the Government of India.
# Important Things You Need To Know About Nigeria’s Vaccination Plan
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