By Abba Gwale
Nigeria is expected to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the end of this month in its effort to protect 40% out of 100% of its people from the virus in this year and 30% next year.
The first part of the vaccine expected to be 100,000 of Pfizer and BioNTech product is part of United Nation’s effort to help underdeveloped countries.
Nigerian Doctors, Health Workers, government officials, old people and people that have underlined illnesses will be the first beneficiaries to take the vaccine, according to head of primary health care centers.
Nigeria is expected to get 42 million vaccines that will vaccinate one-third of the nation’s population.
World Health Organization (WHO) initiated the Coverx program in order to support underdeveloped countries with the fear of developed countries buying out all the vaccines.
As of today, 92,705 people have contracted COVID-19 in Nigeria; 76396 have been discharged and 1,319 have died since the first case of virus in March last year.