FG to inaugurate COVID-19 Vaccine task force
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said the government would be inaugurating a task force on vaccine.
This was disclosed on Monday during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He revealed that the need for a task force comes as vaccines would be made available globally. 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 Ministry of Health is taking measures towards vaccine security, for which an 18-man National COVID-19 Vaccine Task Team with seven terms of reference will be inaugurated this week.
“The terms of reference will include generating strategies for acquisition, deployment and options for licensed production by Biovaccine Nigeria Limited.
“Our options with WHO/GAVI-led Covax facility remain our first line of engagement”, he said.