Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Federal Government dismisses rumours of anxiety over Covid-19 vaccine

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has dispelled fears that people may not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, noting that I er 2.3m Nigerians have indicated interest in taking the jabs.

Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said there is enthusiasm in Nigeria over the arrival of about 4m doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs.

While the arrival of the first batch of vaccines is a major boost in Nigeria’s fight against the disease Dr Faisal said there is still much work to be done.

He explained that the agency has put plans in place for the rollout of the vaccine and that it is only waiting for the approval of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The NPHCDA boss also dismissed rumours that the vaccines have been allotted to the high and mighty in the society, maintaining that frontline health workers and those exposed to the virus the most will be given priority in the administration of the jabs.