The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health has announced that the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine is expected to be in the country by April 2024.
According to the ministry, they have applied for the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine in the third application widow for the vaccine which ended April 18, 2023.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who was represented at a press briefing on Tuesday by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mamman Mamuda, said: “Let me also inform you that the National Programme is working closely with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and other stakeholders in accessing and deploying the malaria vaccine, RTS,S, in a phased fashion subject to availability of needed quantity.
“The country has also successfully submitted an application to Gavi for the RTS,S vaccine allocation. This is expected to be in-country by April 2024.”