Governors, deputies to take COVID-19 vaccine next Wednesday


The 36 state governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) unanimously agreed to take the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, with their deputies.

The resolution was taken at the just concluded emergency teleconference meeting chaired by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

According to the post-meeting briefing obtained by newsmen, the healthcare workers and elderly are to take the vaccines first.

The governors, however, insisted on ensuring the efficacy of the vaccines and also advocacy so that all of their peoples would be covered.

In the same vein, the Federal Government and the leadership of the frontline health workers are expected to receive vaccines first starting from March 6, 2020, with the President and the Vice President.

Similarly, the governors expressed commitment to work with the Federal Government to ensure required cold chain set up, train personnel and security of the vaccine rollout is in place.
















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