Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has revealed that Federal government would begins distributing COVID-19 vaccine from January, 2021.

Minister of Health, said this on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the online Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The online FEC meeting was chaired by secind citizen, Yemi Osinbajo, while President Muhammadu Buhari connected with the virtual meeting from Daura his hometown, Katsina State.

Osagie said, “We’ve signed up with the World Health Organisation and Gavi for access to vaccines immediately they’re available.

“But you know that these vaccines are new and are in packets and the producers aren’t given any indemnity.

“These countries where these vaccines are manufactured, have of course, given themselves the priority to serve themselves and we hope that the pressure from the WHO and Gavi will be able to get reserves for other countries that aren’t manufacturing and they’ll be able to attend to what will be signed up to.

“We signed up for advanced market participation in Covax; so, if we will be able to get our own, I think it’ll be in January.”

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