Bukhari and Osinbajo to show COVID-19 vaccine live on TV

Bukhari and Osinbajo to show COVID-19 vaccine live on TV

Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), says It will envisage that President Muhammadu Bukhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will receive the COVID-19 vaccine live on television.

By the end of January, the country is expected to have around 100,000 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.

Speaking at the President’s Task Force (PTF) Media Briefing on COVID-19 held Thursday in Abuja, Shuaib said the introduction of the vaccine live on television is part of an awareness-raising effort.

He added this first line Health care workers will also have priority in receiving vaccines upon arrival of doses in Nigeria.

“We would like to see Mr. President, SGF Vice President, critical leaders come and get the vaccine in front of the public to prove that these vaccines are safe. Therefore, we must provide them “, He said.

“Even in developed countries, we have seen that in addition to prioritizing health workers, you also need to identify critical leaders who do not want the virus to wipe them out. For example, in war, if you want to destroy your enemies, you are looking for specific leaders, captains, generals; once you decapitate them, the soldiers become weak.

“So, as much as possible, you don’t want to leave your leaders vulnerable to COVID-19, that doesn’t mean you want to prioritize politicians; this is not true. During the last briefing, I emphasized that we will give priority attention to our medical workers, because they are the ones who are in direct contact with patients in isolation wards. “

At a PTF briefing on Tuesday, Shuaib said the country hopes to receive 42 million doses through the COVAX initiative to ensure that 40% of the country’s population will receive the vaccine in 2021, with another 30% vaccinated in 2021. 2022 g.

Source: – Cable

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