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WHO Disqualifies Nigeria From Global Vaccine Bid
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WHO Disqualifies Nigeria From Global Vaccine Bid

Nigeria’s bid to acquire COVID-19 vaccine has suffered a setback as the World Health Organisation-led COVAX global initiative has failed to shortlist the country for the Pfizer vaccines over its inability to meet the standard requirement of storing the vaccines at the required -70 degrees Celsius. The Nigerian government had expressed optimism t would receive 100,000 doses through the COVAX initiative, which was set up to ensure rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, regardless of income level. However, the Director, WHO, African Region, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, while speaking during a virtual press conference which Saturday PUNCH attended said only four African countries were shortlisted for the Pfizer vaccine out of the 13 that applied. According to Moeti...