After the arrival of about 4 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines last week, the distribution to states is about to commence.
NPHCDC has announced that Nigerians can begin to access the vaccines through Vaccines Accountability Officers (VAO) spread across the 36 states and the FCT on Wednesday.
“’We are designating Vaccine Accountability Officers (VAOs) in the states and Local Government Areas (LGAs) to closely monitor the management and utilisation of the vaccines for vaccination in states.
“These officers will also ensure retrieval of vaccine vials for proper disposal,
“Adequate provision has been made to deploy the COVID-19 vaccines to all states and vaccination sites where people will be vaccinated according to set priorities, beginning with the frontline health workers and other support staff,” he said.
The NPHCDC boss recalled that the agency officially launched its home grown T.E.A.C.H. strategy of electronic registration of citizens for the vaccination programme in all 36 states and the FCT.
According to him, this is the first time in the immunisation programme that the target population will be pre-registered for efficient and orderly scheduling of date and time to receive the vaccine, which will be carried out in phases and pulses according to predetermined classifications.