NCDC makes promise to Nigerians on COVID-19 vaccine

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The Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has said that it is working to ensure the availability of COVID-19 vaccine for Nigerians when such is ready.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, the NDDC Director-General made this known at the daily press briefing organized by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

He also revealed that the vaccine is like to be available before the end of the year.

He said: “To do this, we have to build capacity, gather sufficient data and include African institutions in these efforts.

“We have to start preparing the Nigerian population for vaccine delivery when it becomes available.

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“Access is a very key issue when it comes to vaccines; that a vaccine is developed does not necessarily translate to being available to those that need it the most.

“So, through the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is working with GAVI to ensure that vaccines are available to countries regardless of their ability to pay.”

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