The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has on Monday, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as other top government Officials, will receive the Covid-19 vaccine dose in the public for all Nigerians to see, so they can believe that the vaccine is safe, Page 36 learnt.
The Minister did not however, give a specific time when President Buhari would be vaccinated.
He said when asked: “Why not? Because we want to let the people know that this vaccine is safe, that is why we will do it in the open, because we need to generate that confidence, and build trust in the people.”
Dr. Mamora said this while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’.
He further stated: “Even in a war situation, you will want to protect as much as possible the strategic Leaders of the country. Of course, Mr. President, the Governors… that is what we refer to as strategic Leadership.”
The Minister also stated that, despite receiving the vaccine elsewhere, incoming travellers in the country, would be made to observe the existing protocols, to curb the spread of the disease.
“The protocol is there already which is the need to produce evidence of having taken the PCR test within the stipulated time limit which is about 72 hours before boarding, and then even when they come into the country, they will go into isolation and on the seventh day, they will still be required to do the PCR test.
“It does not matter (if they have been vaccinated), because having been vaccinated does not absolutely say that you cannot get the infection, what the vaccine guarantees is that if you get the infection, you are not likely to succumb”, he noted.
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