COVID-19 vaccine to be made available by FG’s to busy worker’s at their offices
In Nigeria, COVID-19 immunization began in March 2021 [NPHCDA].
The Federal Government of Nigeria is broadening the scope of the COVID-19 immunization program to include workers who find it difficult to leave their jobs to visit approved vaccination centres.
On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) stated that the government has launched an extended in-situ corporate vaccination.
This special arrangement applies to eligible employees, dependents, and retirees of government and private sector Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).
Those who qualify will get vaccinated in their workplace at no expense to their employers.
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“MDAs, public and private corporate organisations that require staff to be vaccinated should visit www.nphcda.gov.ng to fill the request form,” NPHCDA boss, Dr Faisal Shuaib, said at a media briefing on Tuesday.
Since February 2020, Nigeria has registered over 196,000 COVID-19 illnesses, with over 2,500 people dying.
Shuaib urged Nigerians to get the vaccine to stop the disease from spreading, particularly in light of the danger posed by the third wave presently devastating the country.
COVID-19 must be contained as quickly and effectively as possible, he added, because of the continuous spread of the extremely contagious Delta version.
“The more a community/society remains unvaccinated, the more they allow this virus to mutate to other more virulent forms.
“We have the vaccines to stop this mutation process and prevent deaths related to this disease,” he said.
Since the immunization began in March, about 3.6 million Nigerians have gotten at least one dosage of the AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccine.
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