The country of more than 200 million people expects to receive 100,000 doses of Pfizer Inc.’s
vaccine at the end of January through the Covax initiative, Faisal Shuaib, chief executive
officer of Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency, said Thursday on Bloomberg TV. Covax has not started shipping vaccines yet and has not given a precise date for when it will begin.
The country has secured the services of the private sector for ultra-cold storage facilities to help store and distribute the vaccines, Shuaib said. Ideally, Nigeria should have at least 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of 2022, he said.