SGF, PTF Members to Get COVID-19 Vaccines Monday

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Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Chairman Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, and members of the PTF will Monday receive doses of Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

This was confirmed on Sunday after it got the clearance from the Executive Director National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib. The vaccination will be held at the OSGF during the live PTF briefing.

What this implies is that PTF regular members, including the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, DG Nigeria Centre Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, and the National Incident Manager PTF, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad are among those that will join Mustapha to receive jabs of the vaccines that first arrived in the country last Tuesday.

The federal government began the vaccine roll out at the National Hospital, Abuja last Friday with frontline health workers and support staff while President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo received doses Saturday.