“Nigerians Will Get COVID-19 Vaccine For Free”

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Sani Aliyu, the coordinator of the presidential task on -19 (PTF) has disclosed that the -19 vaccine would be given to free of charge.

He made this known during an appearance on Channel Television, as he said there is an assurance that over 40 million will be vaccinated through the GAVI arrangement (a vaccine alliance created to ensure that any new -19 vaccine would be shared equally between the world’s richest and poorest countries).

Sani Aliyu said;

“Yesterday, gave the PTF the mandate to proceed preparations regard to the vaccine.

has also given us a marching order that the -19 vaccine be available in Nigeria.

“Making of the GAVI arrangement, we already have assurance that 20 percent of population will be accommodated by GAVI in the vaccine.

“We don’t need to pay for that and this will cover 40 million or so. But we have to pay for the operations and the logistics associated .”

When asked if the vaccine would be administered free, Aliyu said, “of course, of course”. He also advised Nigerians to discard safety already in place just because of the vaccine.

Aliyu also said the PTF will make of healthcare facilities that are situated in the secretariats of each of the 774 local governments areas of Nigeria for the distribution of the vaccine.

He disclosed the healthcare facilities will be upgraded to take delivery and preserve the vaccine which requires cold temperature.