The World Health Organization (WHO) has exclude Nigeria from part of the African countries to get vaccine.
The WHO has not shortlisted Nigeria for the Pfizer vaccines.
The reason for the exemption is because of the country’s inability to meet up with the standard requirement of being able to store the vaccines at the required -70°C (minus seventy degrees Celsius).
The Nigerian government had earlier stated that she’s it is expecting to receive 100,000 doses through the COVAX initiative.
But while holding a virtual press meeting, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the Director of the WHO, African Region revealed that only four(4) African countries qualified to receive the Vaccine out of the 13 countries that applied.
The shortlisted countries includes Tunisia, Cape Verde, South Africa and Rwanda.
Moeti stated, “Around 320,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have been allocated to four African countries – Cape Verde, Rwanda, South Africa and Tunisia.
“This vaccine has received WHO Emergency Use Listing but requires countries to be able to store and distribute doses at minus 70 degrees Celsius.”
Various country where asked to “fine-tune their plans for COVID-19 immunization campaigns.”…NEWS SOURCE: https://freshreporters.com/see-why-who-exempts-nigeria-from-countries-to-get-covid19-vaccine/
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