Nigeria is expecting 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in February, Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.
He said this on Monday at the media briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Ehanire, who had earlier said the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses would arrive in January, explained that the change in time was caused by the vaccine manufacturer.
He said the African Union allocated over 41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria, and of the total, 15 million doses facilitated through COVAX will arrive in February.
“We shall continue to review plans to ensure smooth rollout in our country, a huge task in the hands of NPHCDA which is better placed than any organisation, with the requisite institutional memory from polio eradication and routine immunisation, to deliver the vaccine to all areas of Nigeria,” he said.
He called for equity in the allocation of vaccines globally, adding that COVID-19 is a threat to all countries.