The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib says provisions would be made for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to be among the first set to receive the Covid – 19 vaccine on live television to help drive awareness.
Around 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are expected in the country at the end of January.
Speaking at the media briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, held in Abuja on Thursday, Shuaib said administering the vaccine on live TV is part of efforts to promote awareness.
He added that frontline health workers would also be given priority on receiving the vaccine when the doses arrive Nigeria.
“We will like to see a situation where Mr. president, the vice-president, the SGF, critical leaders come and take the vaccine in the full glare of the public to demonstrate that these vaccines are safe. So we have to make provisions for those,” he said.