“We have not requested that they be brought in bulk because we are going to be receiving them as we are dispensing them”
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says about $29 million has been spent procuring 40 million doses of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines for Nigerians.
“We have procured Johnson and Johnson, about 40 million doses, at about $29 million,” Mr Ehanire said.
The health minister further explained The 40 million doses would come in stages.
“We have not requested that they be brought in bulk because we are going to be receiving them as we are dispensing them,” the health minister pointed out.
Mr Ehanire disclosed this on Channels TV Sunday night, mentioning that in addition to the 40 million doses procured, Nigeria “received doses from partners, friends, and other countries all going through the Covax facility and the Covax facility collates all vaccines that other countries want to give to us.”