The National Primary Health Care Development Agency says government is targeting administering the COVID-19 vaccine on 40 percent of Nigerians during the first batch this year, pointing out that 30 per cent were expected to be vaccinated in 2022.
The agency also said the Federal Government was also sourcing for vaccines from other countries like Russia.
It said the rate of infection in each state is the criterion to be used for the distribution.
It revealed the plan alongside the publication of the latest infection rates for the disease by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control on Saturday.
The NPHCDA said that though all of the states would get less than 4,000 vaccines from the first batch, the Federal Government had advised that frontline workers, like those in the health and security sectors, be given priority, as well as the elderly.
The agency said that the vaccine, expected to be administered in January and February, would be done in compliance with the World Health Organisation’s standards.
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