FG Holds Reception Ceremony For COVID-19 Vaccine

Following the arrival of the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine into the country, a reception ceremony was organised by the presidential task force on COVID-19 (PTF).

Nigeria has now received its first batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The 3.92 million doses of the vaccines arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on board an Emirates Boeing 777-300 on Tuesday afternoon March 2.

The Federal government has said health care workers will first be vaccinated.

The presidential task force on COVID-19 (PTF) deemed it fit to hold a reception for the COVID-19 vaccine into the West African country.

According to a post on Twitter by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, chairman of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA); Osagie Ehanire, minister of health; and Chikwe Iheakwazu, director-general of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), were all in attendance at the reception.

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