Nigeria launches website for COVID-19 vaccine registration

Nigerian government on Monday launched a website to register Nigerians for coronavirus vaccination.

“We have provided an e-registration link to enable Nigerians register for the #COVID19Vaccine themselves, obtain their pre-vaccination numbers and schedule their preferred date and time for vaccination,” National Primary Health Care Development Agency boss Faisal Shuaib said.

Shuaib said the website was launched with respect to the “T.E.A.C.H. Strategy: An Indigenous Approach to #COVID19 Vaccination in Nigeria.”

T.E.A.C.H stands for Traditional Vaccination Campaign Approach; Electronic Self-Registration by Eligible Nigerians;; Assisted Electronic Registration of Eligible Nigerians; Concomitant Vaccination alongside Electronic Registration and House-to-House Electronic Registration.

“To register for #COVID19 Vaccination, visit our website  and click on ‘COVID-19 Vaccination e-registration,” National Primary Health Care Development Agency tweeted on Monday.

“Those who can’t fill the Vaccination and Electronic Management of Immunization Data (EMID) will be assisted, and for those who don’t have access to the EMID house-to-house registration will be carried out to get them on the database for vaccination using T.E.A.C.H,” Shuaib said.

Shuaib, again, confirmed that “health care workers will be prioritized for the first round of vaccinations. They will need to be scheduled for this by filling the EMID.”

“Those who are not health workers will be made aware of when they can get their turn,” he added.

Nigeria’s health minister also said the “goal is to introduce COVID-19 vaccine in a phased and equitable manner,” adding that Nigeria will vaccinate all “eligible Nigerians within the next 2 years, to ensure herd immunity.”

Nigeria will on Tuesday take delivery of four million doses of covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility.

The vaccines are expected to depart India on 1st March 2021 and arrive in Abuja at 11 am on 2nd March 2021.

Boss Mustapha explained that Nigeria has another source of vaccine coming from the African Vaccination Action Team through which 41 million doses of AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are expected.

Mustapha said all the vaccines Nigeria is expecting from COVAX facility would be AstraZeneca which has a good range in terms of “storage for us because it uses +2 to +8 per cent of refrigeration.”



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