Some officials of the government has taken the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.
The vaccine was administered on the members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 during the weekly national briefing of the committee, NAN reports.
The PTF team includes the Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood and Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora.
Others are the Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu; Minister of Foreign Affairs ,Geoffrey Onyeama, and the National Incident Manager (NIM) PTF, Mukhtar Muhammad, among others.
Before receiving the vaccine, Boss Mustapha said: “Today, Monday, March, 8, 2021, I will lead all members of the PTF to receive the first doses of the vaccine as a further demonstration of the safety and efficacy.
“Also, our journalists who are critical front-liners in this fight will receive the vaccine in a representative manner.”
Recall that President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo were administered the COVID-19 vaccines by their personal physicians on Saturday.
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