SGF, Ministers to receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday

SGF, Ministers to receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, will on Monday receive doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The Director Press, Office of the SGF (OSGF), Mr. Willie Bassey, said this in a notice on Sunday.

This comes after President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo received doses of the vaccine at the Presidential Villa on Saturday.

The SGF and the PTF members will receive theirs on Monday after a clearance from the Executive Director National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib.

Bassey said the vaccination will be held at the OSGF during the weekly live joint national briefing of the task force.

This means that the PTF regular members, including the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed; Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood; Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora; Director General, Nigeria Centre Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu; and the National Incident Manager (NIM) PTF, Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad among others are expected to join Mustapha to receive jabs of the vaccines that first arrived in the country last Tuesday.

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The Federal Government began the vaccine roll out at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Friday with frontine health workers and support staff.

The vaccine has been suspended in Austria due to the death of one of the persons who died after a dose of it.

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