As part of the moves to ensure vaccine security in the country, the Federal Government has announced through the Ministry of Health, that it will inaugurate an18-man Covid-19 Vaccine Task Team.
Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who disclosed this in Abuja on Monday during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, revealed that the need for a task force comes as vaccines would be made available globally.
Among other, functions, the responsibilities of the task force include the acquisition and deployment of vaccines in the country.
“Now that vaccines are known to be close at hand, the Federal Ministry of Health is taking measures toward vaccine security, for which an 18-man National COVID-19 Vaccine Task Team with seven Terms of Reference (ToR) will be inaugurated.
“The ToR will include generating strategies for acquisition, deployment, and options for licensed production by Biovaccine Nigeria Ltd.
“Our options with WHO/GAVI led Covax facility remains our first line of engagement” he added.