Dr Osagie Ehanire said that Nigeria is coordinating with the global health organizations to get 2 billion Covid-19 vaccines, once a vaccine is available.
The health minister made this statement during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19
Ehanire said, ”Nigeria is also working with the World Health Organization to finalize enrolment with the ACT – Access To COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, a global mechanism tracking and sponsoring global organizations working on COVID-19 vaccine development.”
The health minister added that the Federal Government is diligently working to secure a fair share of doses through initiatives that are aimed at delivering vaccines to countries with limited financial resources “We also have an interest in the COVAX Facility, which is a Gavi-supported initiative to procure and assure equitable access to vaccines as soon as they are available, especially for lower-income countries”.
“This will prioritize Nigeria for allocation of a part of 2 billion vaccine doses, that will be secured in a special plan to protect the interest of poorer countries.”