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Presidential Task Force Flags off Covid-19 Vaccination

Dr. Cyprian Nyong, of the National Hospital, Abuja, has made history as the first front-line health worker to receive the COVID-19 vaccine today (Friday) in Nigeria, when he took the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccination was flagged off by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Hospital Abuja.

In a speech shortly after the inoculation, Dr Nyong who has been at the Isolation Center since March last year expressed regrets the he lost his father to the Covid19 pandemic.

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire

In an address, Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora said Nigeria was on the verge at ensuring that all its citizens received the Covid19 Vaccination.

Dr Mamora noted that in a pandemic situation the ultimate was the use of Vaccine

Dr Mamora thanked all Covid19 partners, Frontline workers, arms of Government, and the media for their support in the fight against Covid19 pandemic.

Other personalities at the event included Speaker, House Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, members of the Legislative chamber, international partners, religious leaders and traditional rulers

All protocols were put in place to ensure the safety needed in Administering the Covid19 Vaccine.

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