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COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by ikorodureporta: 6:55am On Jan 11
Nigeria may spend around $576 million to procure COVID-19 vaccine , it was gathered at the weekend.

The government plans to immunise 70 per cent of Nigerians who are at risk of the virus, Director of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib said.

According to him, free vaccine to immunise 20 per cent of those to be vaccinated, will be made available to the country and 91 other countries by the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI).

The first batch of 100,000 Pfizer vaccine doses from the COVAX facility will arrive in the country at the end of this month or early next month. It will be used in two jabs each on 50,000 Nigerians.

To meet up with vaccination of 50 per cent of Nigerians, the government will need to pay $8 for two doses each.


According to the United Nations data and the data made available by the National Population Commission (NPC), Nigeria’s population is 206 million.

Nigeria’s target is to vaccinate 70 per cent (144.2 million) of its 206 million people.

At the rate of $8 for two doses per person, it will spend at least $576million to vaccinate 50 per cent (72.1million) of the 144.2million people.

Should the country choose to vaccinate half of its total population, which is about 103,000,000, it will spend about $824milion

Dr. Shuaib said: “The country is expecting only one vaccine (i.e. Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine) in the first batch coming in by end of January/early February.


“The country is not buying any COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer or China. The country plans to get COVID-19 vaccines from two (2) sources: the GAVI and direct purchase from alternative sources (other manufacturers).

“From the COVAX Facility source, GAVI will be supporting 92 eligible countries with vaccines to immunise about 20 per cent of their population free in 2021.

“The government of the participating countries will pay for additional doses above the 20 per cent to be supplied by GAVI. Pfizer is one of the companies that GAVI will get limited quantity of the COVID-19 vaccines from to give to the 92 eligible countries (including Nigeria).

He added: “Since only about 20 per cent supplies is being expected from GAVI, the country’s team is working with Russian authorities on the possibility of getting additional COVID 19 vaccines from them.

“In 2021, about $4.0 /dose ($8.0 / person for two doses) is being budgeted for the additional vaccine that the country will require .

“The Federal Government will be responsible for the procurement of additional COVID-19 vaccines for 50 per cent of the population and all the operational costs for the targeted 70 per cent of the population.”

The NPHCDA boss said COVID-19 vaccination will not be compulsory, but will be made available to all those targeted.

“And we advise / appeal to all Nigerians at risk to avail themselves of vaccination willingly when the vaccines are available. Vaccines to be used in the country are safe with proven efficacy of above 90 per cent.

“All vaccines acquired by the government for vaccination of its citizen will pass through NAFDAC for analysis before use.”


Shuaib said the Federal Government has raised a Technical Working Group (TWG) to plan a successful COVID-19 immunisation.

Dr Shuaib chairs the TWG whose members are stakeholders involved in COVID-19 response. These are: FMoH, NPHCDA, NCDC, NAFDAC, Federal Min of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Federal Ministry of Information, National Orientation Agency (NOA), NTA, CSOs, Professional bodies and Organised Private Sectors. Other members are development partners and donors.

The WHO and other International NGOs/Foundations will provide technical support to the team.

Speaking on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Shuaib said: “COVID-19 vaccines that have been pre-qualified will protect against most strains and reduce morbidity and mortality from the disease. It will be better to reduce the risk than not want to take the vaccine.”

He added: “There are over 80 strains of Rotavirus, but only about 18 of the strains are of significance that can cause major diseases. Available Rotavirus vaccines can prevent against infection from the strains that cause the diseases.

“Coronavirus is linked to the SAR-2 Group of viruses; and there has been a lot of researches since the last Flu- pandemic that claimed several lives globally.”

https://thenationonlineng.net/covid-19-govt-to-spend-8-each-on-vaccine-for-144m/

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by Mynd44: 7:45am On Jan 11
Concrete plans. Hopefully, it goes according to plans.

They should also do a fist track mechanism for those who don't qualify yet but what the vaccine and put the price at a premium like ₦30,000 for a limited number. That money can be used to reduce fund the vaccine for others

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by slawormiir: 7:48am On Jan 11
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright....
Not so expensive
Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by EXLOVER(m): 7:49am On Jan 11
Another looting formula.

That $8, FG will collect like $800 from each and everyone of us one way or the other.

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by Nazgul: 7:49am On Jan 11
They should calculate the cost of my own vaccine and give me the money. I don't want their mumu vaccine I prefer cash.

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:49am On Jan 11
Vaccine should be a personal thing.
No one should be forced to take it.
If you want it, go for it , it is free.
If you don't want it, stay away from it.
#SimpleSturvz.


Obinnau:
The question is, would the government be able to do this free of charge for the citizens? We would still wake up one day to hear how citizens are mandated to pay $50 for an $8 vaccine.
Nope, vaccine is free for everyone all over the world.



Btw,
Madam Cococandy,
Continuing from our last discussion,
is it true they are giving the Healthcare workers over there money/incentives to receive this vaccine?

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by Obinnau(m): 7:49am On Jan 11
The question is, would the government be able to do this free of charge for the citizens? We would still wake up one day to hear how citizens are mandated to pay $50 for an $8 vaccine.

I also feel that the government should back-pedal with this rush to vaccinate everyone with this current batch of vaccines. I think they should monitor the rate of control and side-effects of that drug on other countries before they introduce it into the country. Before we move from covid 19 wahala to another wave of deaths.

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by YourNextLevel(m): 7:50am On Jan 11
Hahahaha

Another avenue...... if you know you know

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by Offpoint1: 7:50am On Jan 11
How much will they loot? I'm interested in knowing that.

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by OakConsultNG: 7:50am On Jan 11
interesting
Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by Mindlog: 7:50am On Jan 11
As usual in the years to come, the procurement will be a case in EFCC.

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by sojayy(m): 7:50am On Jan 11
All d zombies on Nairaland must not take another zombie vaccine o....... Or else na double wahala for dead body o

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by NaijaOlosho(f): 7:50am On Jan 11
grin
Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by boselarry: 7:50am On Jan 11
Hmmm... God help us

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by GoodMade77: 7:51am On Jan 11
Hmmmm

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by BlessedNuel(m): 7:51am On Jan 11
Local man is just speechless..

Na person wey make him or herself available dem go see vaccinate na

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by tunapawizzy: 7:51am On Jan 11
Time to cashout again if u like collect d vaccine, if u like no collect, as far as naija Govt is concerned, u will collect that vaccine when dem dey do account balancing

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by iamboladee: 7:51am On Jan 11
Looting in progress grin

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by tehilah92(f): 7:51am On Jan 11
I am not among biko

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by BCISLTD: 7:51am On Jan 11
Somebody somewhere don hammer. angry

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by unitysheart(m): 7:51am On Jan 11
Plenty money.

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by SeedofAbraham: 7:52am On Jan 11
With the way Nigerians aren't complying with COVID-19 guidelines & referring to the pandemic as scam... The big question is "Will Nigerians turn out to receive/be injected with the doses of Vaccine?

If you'll comply "Click like" & if you will refuse the injection of the Vaccine "Click share".

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by realstars: 7:52am On Jan 11
A Vary Good time to loot Big time.

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by Chatflick(m): 7:52am On Jan 11
I'm certain it won't be up to the said amount of Nigerians

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Re: COVID-19: FG To Spend $8 Each On Vaccine For 144 Million People by Farki: 7:53am On Jan 11
That's a billion dollars shocked

In India their vaccine costs less than 4 dollars per person and they are still pricing.

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