The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire had a briefing with the senate leadership in Abuja on Tuesday December 22, where he disclosed that the federal government needs N400 billion for COVID-19 vaccines.
The minister said that the federal government is ready for a COVID-19 vaccine that will save lives, but it will cost N400 billion to vaccinate 70 percent of Nigeria’s over 200 million population at $8 per person.
Furthermore he said N156 billion will be needed in 2021 while N200 billion will be used for vaccination in 2022. The COVID-19 vaccines will be stored in the same storage facilities (cold chains) used to store the polio vaccines.
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