President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will receive their COVID-19 vaccine publicly on Saturday.
This was disclosed by the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib on Thursday at a news conference in Abuja.
He said the agency would launch the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Friday at the National Hospital, Abuja, with Frontline health workers to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine first.
“On Saturday, the plan is to Vaccinate Mr. President and the Vice President and strategic leaders, to demonstrate vaccine safety to the public,” he said.
He said States have requirements and obligations to fulfill before the COVID vaccines would be released to them.
Shuaib stated that they have to demonstrate that they have taken steps to ensure proper storage, security, among others.