As COVID-19 continues to hit the world, especially with its second wave getting deeper into Nigerian communities, the Federal Government has stated how it will share the vaccines to be acquired soon.
This was made known by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, at a webinar held during the weekend.
It would be recalled that the government had hinted that about 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccines would be received into the country by the end January 2021.
Director, Logostics and Health Commodities, NHPCDA, Kubura Daradara said the vaccines must be administered within five days of receiving them.
He also gave another condition for giving states the vaccines to include, only state that show interest in getting a share of them would be considered.
The following is the way the vaccines would be shared to the state across Nigeria: Kano, 3,557; Lagos, 3,131; Katsina, 2,361; Kaduna, 2,074; Bauchi, 1,900; Oyo, 1,848; Rivers, 1,766; Jigawa, 1,712; Niger, 1,558; Ogun, 1,473; Sokoto, 1,468; Benue, 1,423; Borno, 1,416; Anambra, 1,379; Kebbi, 1,361; Zamfara, 1,336; Rivers, 1,306; Imo, 1,267; Ondo, 1,228; Akwa Ibom, 1,161.
Also the other states would get these volume: Adamawa, 1,129; Edo, 1,104; Plateau, 1,089; Enugu, 1,088; Osun, 1,032; Kogi, 1,030; Cross River, 1,023; Abia, 955; Gombe, 908; Yobe, 842; Ekiti, 830; Taraba, 830; Kwara, 815; Ebonyi, 747; Bayelsa, 589; FCT, 695; Nasarawa, 661.
According to the government, vaccinating the frontline health workers is a priority, followed by the elderly. The vaccination would be administered around last week of January or early February 2021.
Also the states that would get the COVID-19 vaccine will be the states with the highest number of cases.
It was also said that the government plans to vaccinate 40% of its population in 2021, and another 30% in 2022.