Nigeria is expected to take delivery of approximately 100,000 doses of Pfizer/Biontech vaccines by the end of January.
This was disclosed on Tuesday at the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19.
Also speaking about the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the virus, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Development Agency, Faisal Shaibu, noted that a total of 42 million doses of the vaccines will be secured during the course of the year.
“Nigeria is expected to secure free delivery of 42 million doses of vaccines which will be a combination of all available and approved vaccines in the market,” Shaibu said.
“This is expected to cover 20 per cent of the population. 40% will be vaccinated in 2021, while 30% will be covered next year.”
Also at the same PTF meeting, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force On COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed that 737 corps members from the Batch B have tested positive for COVID-19.
As of Tuesday, Nigeria recorded 1,354 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 92,705.
This is the highest single-day record of infections in the country.