President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television to help drive awareness.
This was announced on Thursday by the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, at the weekly press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He said: “On Tuesday, I mentioned that we will like to see a situation where Mr. President, the Vice President, the SGF, critical leaders come and take the vaccine in full glare of the public to demonstrate that this vaccine is safe.”
“So, we have to make provisions for those. But even in developed countries, what we have seen is that apart from the prioritization of health workers, you have to also identify critical leaders that you don’t want them to be wiped off by the virus.”
Shuaib, however, added that experience had shown that vaccines are always better than health immunity.