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There’s enough COVID-19 vaccine to go around, says Ehanire

There’s enough COVID-19 vaccine to go around, says Ehanire
March 05
12:00 2021

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has assured Nigerians that there are enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to go around.

Ehanire said this on Friday at the launch of COVID-19 vaccination programme at the National Hospital, federal capital of territory (FCT).

The minister said eligible Nigerians will get vaccinated when due, adding that non-eligible groups will have to “respectfully await” their turn.

Ehanire said persons under 18 years and pregnant women are not eligible for vaccination at the moment, adding that there is no scientific assessment yet to guarantee the safety of the vaccines for them.

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“All eligible groups will get vaccinated as at when due, while the non-eligible groups should respectfully await their turn. The vaccines are more than enough to go around and they will be coming in phases,” he said.

“Persons under 18 years and pregnant women are now not eligible, except they have been medically certified as vulnerable due to one underlying ailment or the other.

“The reason for them not getting eligible now is because there is no scientific assessment yet of the safety for persons under 18 years and pregnant women.

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“Each phase targets specific segment of our eligible population to ensure equity in vaccines deployment.”

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