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Opinion: No Nigerian Can Escape Covid-19 Vaccine Since Buhari, Osinbajo, SGF will Take It On Live TV

Nigeria expects to have Covid-19 vaccine by the end of January as it strives to protect 40 percent of its population from the disease this year and 30 percent next year.

The first batch will consist of 100,000 injections of Pfizer-BioNTech, produced by a United Nations program called Covax.

The country will initially start vaccinating health workers, paramedics, leaders and people with certain illnesses and the elderly, according to Faisal Shuaib, chairman of the Primary Health Care Authority

The country hopes to have 42 million, enough to feed one-fifth of its population, he said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the Covax program to help vulnerable countries for fear of being robbed by rich countries.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said last week that his country would receive a pre-emptive strike on Covax by mid-2021 after it began paying 283 million euros ($ 19 million).

A total of 92,705 people have been infected with cholera in Nigeria and 76,396 people have been discharged from hospital after being cured, while 1,319 have died since the outbreak.

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