WHO guarantees Nigeria assist with coronavirus vaccines

(MENAFN) Nigeria has been promised, with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO), to receive, dispense and administer coronavirus vaccines.

Nigeria and other African countries have not been excluded from sourcing coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX facility, the WHO-led initiative for a fair international law to use COVID-19 vaccines to meet the vital vaccination needs of developing countries, said Walter Kazadi Mulomboo, WHO country representative in Nigeria, at a press conference in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Saturday.

The promise was in response to statements that the WHO had banned Nigeria from coronavirus vaccines because the nation was unable to meet standard conditions for storing the vaccines at the required -70 degrees Celsius.

Nigeria aimed to get over 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to include a fifth of its population under the international COVAX plan this year, according to senior Nigerian officials earlier this year.

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