It has been reported that the Federal Government has informed federal civil servants that it’s either they get the COVID-19 vaccine or present a negative test result.
This was reportedly disclosed by the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, at a press conference, on Thursday, in Abuja, making it known that federal civil servants were not under obligation to take the vaccine, however, they must show negative COVID-19 PCR test.
He stated that, “Following advice by public health experts, the PSC announced that all Federal Government employees should make a choice as to how they can contribute towards making the work environment COVID-19-free. The logical choice is between taking the vaccine and showing the evidence or presenting proof that one is COVID-19-free by showing a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior.”
Shuaib also confirmed that, “Based on delivery forecasts from the COVAX facility and African Union, Nigeria will have adequate vaccines to cover more that 50 per cent of eligible populations by the end of the first quarter of 2022. In order words, please do not worry about the availability of vaccines because we have the supply chain figured out already.”