No COVID-19 vaccines for under 18 – PTF

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No COVID-19 vaccines for under 18 – PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has mentioned that Nigerians below the age of 18 years won’t obtain the COVID-19 vaccines within the nation.

Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, mentioned that the Federal Authorities deliberate to cover 70 % of Nigerians inside two years.

Mamora warned that personal organisations weren’t permitted to acquire, distribute and administer the coronavirus vaccines. To make sure easy administration of the 4 million vaccines arriving on Tuesday, Mamora mentioned the PTF had authorised the TEACH strategy and the digital administration immunisation system.

He mentioned that the technique known as the TEACH method harnesses all the advantages of conventional, digital, assisted and concomitant house-to-house registration to optimise using revolutionary expertise.

Mamora mentioned that the TEACH method entails the normal methodology of vaccinating goal populations utilizing desk assessment of obtainable knowledge sources, figuring out the vaccination websites and roll out.

He described the technique as revolutionary to make sure a easy rollout in order that nobody was left behind. Mamora warned in opposition to personal importation of vaccines and emphasised that solely the National Primary Health Care Development Agency would import and handle vaccines till further notice.

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