The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that Nigerians under the age of 18 years will not receive the COVID-19 vaccines in the country.


The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, said that the Federal Government planned to cover 70 per cent of Nigerians within two years.


As Nigerians await the arrival of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday (today), President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and other prominent Nigerians have been scheduled to be vaccinated on Live Television on Saturday, March 6 


This was disclosed by the Executive Director/CEO, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib on Monday at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.


According to Shuaib, the Nigerian Leaders are expected to receive the first dose of the vaccine on Saturday, March 6 which would change the perception of some Nigerians towards the vaccine.


“Further to the clearance by NAFDAC, the PTF, FMOH, NPHCDA and strategic leaders will be at the treatment centre of the National Hospital on Friday, March 5th 2021, where the first vaccination site will be set up to commence the vaccination of the frontline health workers and support staff. “On Saturday, March 6th, key strategic leaders will receive the first dose of the vaccine,” Faisal said.