In an effort to convince Nigerians that the Astrazeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is safe, President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are to receive shots of the vaccine on Saturday.
This was disclosed a State House briefing by the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, in Abuja on Thursday.
According Shuaib, the exercise will boost the confidence of Nigerians to receive the about four million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shipped into the country this week.
He said: “After that, the plan is to vaccinate Mr President, Mr Vice-President and strategic leaders on Saturday. Again, we are hopeful that when Nigerians see leaders like Mr President and Mr Vice-President take the vaccines; it will increase their confidence around the safety of the vaccines.