Federal Government has noted that Nigeria has the capacity to store up to 400,000 doses of the expected COVID-19 vaccine.
Executive Director of the National Primary Health Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, stated this during a tour of the National Strategic Cold Store in Abuja.
The Federal Government is expected to receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January.
The Pfizer vaccines must be stored at the ultra-cold temperature of -70°C.
The NSCS houses three ultra-cold chain equipment.
Dr Shuain stated that the three ultra-cold chain equipment have a combined capacity of 2,100 litres and operate at a temperature of -85 degrees Celsius.