Nigeria Can Store Up To 400,000 Doses Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine – FG

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Federal Government Tuesday said country has capacity to store up to 400,000 doses of the expected .

Director of National Primary Health Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib disclosed this during a tour of National Strategic Cold Store in Abuja.

Nigeria is expected to receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer by the end of January.

The Pfizer vaccines be stored at the ultra-cold temperature of -70°C.

The NSCS houses three ultra-cold chain equipment.

The three pieces of equipment have a combined capacity of 2,100 litres and operate at a temperature of -85 degrees Celsius, according to Dr. Shuaib.

Recently the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Babatunde Salako, in an with Punch Newspaper, said the country does have enough freezers to store the Pfizer vaccine.

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