Tuesday, 19 January, 2021

20% of Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccines to be donated, official says,


By Marlikberry,

Nigeria is expected to receive donations of COVID-19 vaccine that will cover 20 percent of its population, Reuters reported.

According to the report, the country will then procure an additional 50 percent of its vaccine requirement to achieve herd immunity.

Ben Akabueze, Nigeria’s Budget office boss, made the announcement during a virtual conference of the 2021 budget presentation on Tuesday.

Akabueze said the donation will include all types of vaccines.

At least four vaccines have been approved by different countries across the world. Drugmakers such as Sinopharm, Sputnik V, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Moderna have rolled out their vaccines in different countries.

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