- The Nigerian government has announced a strategy for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine
- Nigerians have been asked to register on a website for the vaccination ahead of its delivery
- The information was released on behalf of the government by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency
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The federal government has launched a portal for Nigerians to register themselves for the COVID-19 vaccination ahead of the delivery of N3.92 million doses of vaccine.
This was made known in a tweet by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and sighted by Legit.ng on Monday, March 1.
The development was also confirmed by presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, who noted that the portal has been opened.
The government agency in the tweet said:
"To register for #COVID19 Vaccination, visit our website http://nphcda.gov.ng and click on ‘COVID-19 Vaccination e-registration."
It would be recalled that the federal government released an update of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The government revealed that about four million doses of vaccines from the COVAX facility for COVID-19 treatment will be delivered in Nigeria.
This was revealed by the chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Saturday night, February 27.
He said the vaccines will depart India on Monday, March 1, and would touch land in Abuja on March 2, according to the information provided by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng has listed a step-by-step guide on how you can register for the vaccine, book a date and time for the vaccination.
Govt officials should take COVID-19 vaccines first
In a related development, a professor of virology, Oyewale Tomori, has said government officials should be among the first set of people to take the COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive in Nigeria.
Tomori explained such a move would convince Nigerians about the safety of the vaccines.
He also advised that the vaccination of the government officials should be done openly so that Nigerians can be easily convinced to take the vaccines.
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