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Nigeria may get COVID-19 vaccines in 10 days –Health minister

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Minter of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said in Lagos on Saturday Nigeria might get COVID-19 vaccines in next 10 days.

 

“We are ld by end of th month, which about 10 days from now, we shall get vaccines.

 

“We do not produce vaccines. y are manufactured abroad in about four or five countries,” he ld newsmen at end of an inspection ur of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.

Ehanire explained United States of America, United Kingdom, Russia China had succeeded in producing vaccines have now giving licences or countries reproduce m.

 

“South Africa has a licence make Johnson Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, while Russia only recently gave India licence produce AstraZeneca,’’ minter said.

 

He said countries produced vaccines had serious challenges COVID-19 decided attend ir needs first, a situation WHO described as vaccine nationalm.

 

Ehanire noted while whole world suffered pangs of COVID-19 about 75 per cent of vaccines already produced were being used in 10 countries.

minter stressed Nigeria had put all facilities in place receive vaccines.

Welcoming minter earlier, LUTH’s Chief Medical Direcr, Prof Chr Bode, asked minter for asstance in recruitment of 350 nurses, 50 consultants 150 medical officers.

 

Bode said hospital also needed an Oxygen plant increased funding build a four-srey olation centre, run hospital effectively huge monthly electricity bills.

 

(NAN)

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