16-year-olds can now receive COVID-19 jab – NPHCDA

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The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has given a vaccination waiver to ages 16 and 17 to receive coronavirus jabs.

The agency said this in an advisory made available to journalists on Thursday.

“The NPHCDA has given a waiver for persons aged 16 and 17 to receive COVID-19 vaccines if required for educational purposes,” the advisory read.

The Federal Government, through the NPHCDA, had earlier claimed that only eligible Nigerians from age 18 and above would be allowed to take the vaccine.

It was also reported that countries in Europe and the United States of America, following the rise in the number of child infections, had also begun the administration of vaccines for children, a move which global health bodies and agencies had castigated following the lack of vaccine equity in countries across the world.


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