The Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19, has announced the age limit for COVID-19 vaccination in the country.
According to Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Minister of State for Health, Nigerians under 18 years will not receive the vaccine, adding that the Federal Government planned to vaccinate 70 per cent of Nigerians within two years.
Meanwhile, the Minister warned that private organisations were not permitted to procure or administer the Coronavirus vaccines.
He noted that only the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, would import and manage the vaccines until further notice.
Age Limit For COVID-19 Vaccination
Mamora said the PTF had approved the electronic management immunisation system to ensure smooth management of the four million vaccines arriving on Tuesday, March 2.
He explained further that the strategy to be adopted would consider all the benefits of traditional, electronic, assisted, and house-to-house registration.
He described the strategy as part of an initiative to ensure a smooth rollout of the vaccines so that no one was left behind.
In the meantime, the Executive Director of the NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other prominent Nigerians would receive the COVID-19 Vaccines on live television on Saturday, March 6.
Shuaib said the move is to drive awareness on the virus and the vaccine administration in the country as he urged Nigerians not to be hesitant about the vaccines.