The long wait is about to end as Nigeria awaits the delivery of its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine on March 2, 2021.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency(NPHCDA) has announced that Nigerians can now register for the COVID-19 vaccination on its website from Monday, March 1, 2021.
How To Apply For COVID-19 Vaccination In Nigeria
The agency in a tweet on Monday said “To register for #COVID19 Vaccination, visit our website http://nphcda.gov.ng and click on ‘COVID-19 Vaccination e-registration.”
Nigeria is expected to receive about four million doses of the vaccine on Tuesday from COVAX, a global initiative recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Further, NPHCDA released guidelines on how Nigerians can successfully register for a free vaccination.
See the step by step guidelines below;
Step 1: Visit https://nphcda.gov.ng/
Step 2: Click on ” covid-19 vaccination e-registration”
In the Registration Form for COVID-19 Vaccination you are to fill in; your full names, phone number, email address, date of birth, sex, the type of National ID you have, a residential address which states, the LGA of residence, ward of residence and preferred vaccination site.
— NPHCDA (@NphcdaNG) March 1, 2021
You are meant to also select your preferred vaccination date and time slot, which ends with a photo update.
Once the above is completed, a registered person subsequently receives a message that reads thus;
“Registration Completed! …Your Vaccination ID is: NG-*** *** ***
“Your data is successfully received.
“Thank you for taking the time to fill the form, you will receive an SMS and email shortly containing your Vaccination No. and other instructions.”
Note that the news about the delivery of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine totalling 3,924,000 million doses was first confirmed on Saturday by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 Mr Boss Mustapha.
According to Boss Mustapha, the country will on Tuesday, March 2nd, receive 3,924,000 million doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccines.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, said that frontline health workers would be one of the first set of people that will be vaccinated.
“The first will be the frontline health workers because they are facing the battle heavily,” he said. “They will come first then, secondly, we will look at the elderly – those above 60, 65 years and particularly with comorbidities (people who have existing health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease – they will also be in that group.
“We will also be looking at the strategic leadership of the country, and then we would be looking at some other people like those at the point of entry, border post managers, and things like that; This will be the order in terms of priority for now.”