The Oxford University Vaccine is now being trailed and if all goes to plan, the government said it will get 84 million doses, with 3.8 million rolled out as early as January.
The agreements are for 33.8 million doses of an Oxford vaccine and 51 million doses of a UQ vaccine. "With our Phase 3 trials planned to start this month, we remain committed to expanding our manufacturing and distribution capabilities to enable global access to our SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate should it prove to be safe and effective in humans".More news: Coronavirus: Scuffles at anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne
A source at the meeting said it was decided that as soon as the vaccine is sent to Nigeria, it would be forwarded to the National Agency for Drug and Food Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Nigeria Institute for Pharmaceutical Development (NIPRD) for evaluation.
The leader of the team behind Sputnik V said on Friday that the immune response documented among volunteers taking the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine is sufficient to fight any level of Covid-19 infection.
It is likely vulnerable people and front-line health workers will be provided with vaccinations first.More news: Mosquitoes in Chatham test positive for West Nile Virus
Even as Lancet published the results of Phase-1 and Phase-2 clinical trial data of the Sputnik V vaccine - cleared by Moscow regulators for public use - the Russian research institute has now submitted "comprehensive data" on the vaccine's safety and efficacy to Indian authorities, The Indian Express has learnt.
A Ministerial Team is also expected to be raised to continue further engagement with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Nigeria on the vaccine as well as other areas of interests highlighted at the meeting. The federal government has the option to order 200 million more doses.
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