The Nigerian government has asked citizens to register for Covid-19 vaccination through a portal of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
“Please visit the website http://nphcda.gov.ng and click on ‘COVID-19 Vaccination e-registration’ to register for #COVID19 vaccination,” the Nigerian government said in a tweet.
The country is expected to receive 3.92 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday from COVAX.
According to the NPHCDA, the delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine is part of an overall 16 million doses planned to be delivered to Nigeria in batches “over the next months by the COVAX facility.”
Chief Executive Officer of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib in a statement noted that the country has enough cold chain system that can store all types of vaccine.
He said: “We are fully prepared to receive and deliver the vaccine to eligible Nigerians as we have commenced the training of health workers and ensured that cold chain facilities are ready at all levels.
“We have a robust cold chain system that can store all types of COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with the required temperature. We are therefore confident that we will have a very effective roll-out of the vaccine, starting with our critical healthcare workers, who are in the frontline in providing the care we all need.”
By Abel Ejikeme