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NPHCDA Gives Guidelines For COVID-19 Vaccine Registration In Nigeria

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COVID-19 Vaccine Registration in Nigeria
Vaccine Registration in Nigeria

National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has on Monday, March 1 released the guidelines on registering for the COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria.

It would be recalled that NPHCDA in a joint statement Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced that Nigeria is to take delivery of 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca on Tuesday, March 2.

Delivery of the vaccines would mark the first arrival of COVID-19 vaccine in country and would also make Nigeria the third West African country to benefit from COVAX facility after and Côte d’Ivoire.

Giving more details about the expected vaccine doses, the national health agency announced guidelines on how Nigerians can have access to the vaccine.

Via its Twitter page on Monday , NPHCDA said;

STEP 1: VISIT https://nphcda.gov.ng/https://nphcda.gov.ng/

STEP 2: CLICK ON “COVID-19 VACCINATION E-REGISTRATION”

IN THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION YOU ARE TO FILL IN; YOUR FULL NAMES, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS, DATE OF BIRTH, SEX, THE TYPE OF NATIONAL ID YOU HAVE, A RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS WHICH STATES, THE LGA OF RESIDENCE, WARD OF RESIDENCE AND PREFERRED VACCINATION SITE.
YOU ARE MEANT TO ALSO SELECT YOUR PREFERRED VACCINATION DATE AND TIME SLOT, WHICH ENDS WITH A PHOTO UPDATE.
AFTER DOING THE ABOVE STEPS, YOU WILL RECEIVE A MESSAGE SAYING:

REGISTRATION COMPLETED! …YOUR VACCINATION ID IS:

YOUR DATA IS SUCCESSFULLY RECEIVED.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO FILL THE FORM, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN SMS AND EMAIL SHORTLY CONTAINING YOUR VACCINATION NO. AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

Meanwhile, NPHCDA in a follow-up tweet stated that in the first phase of the vaccination, health care workers, frontline workers and strategic leaders would be prioritised.

Frontline workers include the military, , oil and gas workers, Nigerians at border posts.

The 3.92 million doses of vaccine are part of the overall 16 million doses planned to be delivered to Nigeria in batches over the next months by COVAX facility as part of an unprecedented global effort to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

COVAX facility is co-led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, with UNICEF as a key implementing partner.

It was launched in 2020 to help ensure a fairer distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor nations.

Samuel Nelson
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