The long wait is about to finally end as Nigeria awaits the delivery of its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine on March 2, 2021.
This was disclosed on Monday via a tweet published by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency – NPHCDA.
— NPHCDA (@NphcdaNG) March 1, 2021
In addition, NPHCDA also released a guideline which Nigerians can follow to successfully register for the free vaccination.
The guidelines reads as follow;
Step 1: Visit 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.
Once the above is completed, a registered person subsequently receives a message that reads thus;
“Registration Completed! …Your Vaccination ID is: NG-*** *** ***
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.”
What else should you know?
The website by NPHCDA is an extensional service of the Electronic Management of Immunization Data (EMID); a platform that captures one’s data and schedules you for the vaccination.
You do come across a notification such as the above notifying you about the what to expect ahead of registering.
This simply means that all data that is being captured will be saved on the website server.
This will then be accessible by the government even beyond the vaccination program.
“The introduction of the electronic management of immunization data is critical to addressing challenges with integrity and quality data and ultimately, primary health care data,” said Dr. E. Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria’s Minister of Health.
The launch of an authorized website for the vaccination process is also an attempt by the Nigerian government to cut off the possibilities of illegal vaccine importation.
The minister for health said that vaccines not approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will be tagged as dangerous.
Such vaccines will be seized by Customs Services and NAFDAC, who are on high alert for illegal vaccine importation.
The news about the delivery of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine totaling 3,924,000 million doses was first confirmed on Saturday by Nigeria’s Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 Mr. Boss Mustapha.
According to Mr. Chairman, the country will on Tuesday, March 2nd, receive 3,924,000 million doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccines.
Meanwhile, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria stand at 156,000 with 1,907 deaths as of the time of this publication.
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