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BREAKING: COVID-19 vaccination begins in Nigeria

Few days from the arrival of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, the nation on Friday has commenced its COVID-19 vaccination as a medical doctor, Dr. Cyprian Nyong, of the National Hospital, Abuja, will receive a jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine any moment from now.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, flagged off the exercise on behalf of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

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At the exercise, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, described the moment as a “watershed”.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, also said it was crucial “to first cater for those who cater for us”.

The President and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as earlier reported will receive shots of the vaccine on Saturday before it can be made available to Nigerians.

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