COVID-19: Global Shortage Of Vaccines Remains A Huge Challenge, FG Laments

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made an appearance on Channels Television's News At 10 on August 25, 2020.
File picture: Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made an look on Channels Television’s News At 10 on August 25, 2020.

 

The Federal Government says the unpredictability of vaccine provide on account of international scarcity stays an enormous problem.

The Minister of Health, Doctor Osagie Ehanire disclosed this throughout the weekly presidential media chat, saying Nigeria is trying to get a donation of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Covax facility and different nations that now not have a necessity for his or her oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

This donation Doctor Ehanire hopes will probably be gotten in August 2021 on the earliest.

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He additional defined that the native manufacturing of the COVID-19 vaccine is just not but possible owing to the excessive price of conducting medical trials that run into hundreds of thousands of {dollars}.

The well being minister indicated that there isn’t a supplementary price range but as he declined to reveal the nation’s monetary dedication in direction of procuring further vaccines.

Although a price range is just not but in place, Doctor Ehanire highlighted that the nation has begun placing methods in place in direction of probably turning into a vaccine manufacturing hub in Africa.

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COVID-19: Global Shortage Of Vaccines Remains A Huge Challenge, FG Laments

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