Disclosure on how Buhari, Osinbajo, others will take COVID-19 vaccine on live telecast
Faisal Shuaib, who is the National Primary Health Care Development Agency’s Executive Director, has made it known that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and other prominent personalities in Nigeria will be among the first set to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television, in order to help drive awareness.
Shuaib disclosed this during the weekly press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, “On Tuesday, I mentioned that we will like to see a situation where Mr President, the Vice President, the SGF, critical leaders come and take the vaccine in full glare of the public to demonstrate that this vaccine is safe.
“So, we have to make provisions for those. But even in developed countries, what we have seen is that apart from the prioritization of health workers, you have to also identify critical leaders that you don’t want them to be wiped off by the virus.”
Speaking further, Shuaib said experience had shown that vaccines are always better than health immunity, stating that for COVID-19, it would take approximately 10 years for one to be able to achieve health immunity and many people would have died if health immunity is to be relied upon.