The Federal Government said that Nigerians remain vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 virus except when everybody has been vaccinated.
The was made known by the Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, during a sensitisation meeting on COVID-19 vaccine with leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) today, being Monday.
Speaking on the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths across the country, Mustapha urged Nigerians to accept the vaccine in order to eradicate the virus from the country.
COVID-19 has devastated the world and fatalities had increased since the second wave hit, but the arrival of the vaccine has brought hope to humanity of the end to the health crisis.
“As a nation, our national response has been very robust with significant positive results because we deployed non-pharmaceutical interventions, testing, detection and treatment as a strategy. For risk communication, the PTF mounted its outreach using several channels including the faith-based organisations such as the CAN”, Mustapha said.
‘‘I wish to make it abundantly clear that nobody is safe around the world until everyone is vaccinated. That is why we are now gathered here today, to sensitise you and seek your inputs on the strategy to be jointly adopted and the role you will play in carrying the message on vaccines to all adherents of the Christian faith”, he added.