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Health News of Monday, 6 December 2021

Source: www.vanguardngr.com

Coronavirus: Nigeria has enough vaccines to cover 70% of population by December 2022 ? FG

Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus

The Federal Government has boasted of enough Coronavirus vaccines to cover over 70 percent of its population by December 2022.

Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee PSC on Coronavirus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha disclosed this Monday in Abuja at the opening of a two-day national summit on the pandemic.

The Federal Government had recently set 2022 as the target year to end the Coronavirus pandemic, saying, to effectively capture the core elements of its national response, the national summit would help to end Coronavirus in 2022 and as well strengthen Global Health Security.

In his remarks at the event, Mustapha said Nigeria is now in the era of Vaccines and Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention (NPI) measures.

The National Coronavirus Summit aims at bringing all stakeholders together to discuss the Theme: “Pushing Through the Last Mile to End the Pandemic and Build Back Better”.

Mustapha said it will create the opportunity to identify successes, gaps and lessons learnt so far in Nigeria’s National Response to Coronavirus from March 2020 till date “in the bid to develop strategies to actualize the international commitments towards ending Coronavirus before the end of Year 2022”.

According to him, Nigeria’s Coronavirus response has been driven by science, data and experience since then till date.