s Nigeria sets to take delivery of 3.92 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, the federal government (FG) has launched an e-registration portal for COVID-19 vaccination.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) launched the e-registration platform for electronic management of the COVID-19 vaccination on Monday.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the registration platform is powered by the Federal Ministry of Health for the electronic management of immunization data (EMID).
The portal captures data and schedules individuals for COVID-19 vaccination, with a promise that registering on the platform will make vaccination easier and faster.
The portal contains functionalities to retrieve COVID-19 vaccination certificates by the use of PreVac/Vaccination Number. Individuals can also check their vaccination schedule on the portal as well.
As commencement of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria draws closer, the NPHCDA in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health launched the EMID system in Abuja under the T.E.A.C.H Strategy for COVID-19 vaccination.
TNG reports T.E.A.C.H. is an acronym for a 5-point strategy developed by the vaccination implementing arm of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NPHCDA.
The acronym is used for T: Traditional Vaccination Campaign Approach; E: Electronic Self-Registration by Eligible Nigerians; A: Assisted Electronic Registration of Eligible Nigerians; C: Concomitant Vaccination alongside Electronic Registration and H: House-to-House Electronic Registration.
In less than 24 hours, the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines will arrive in Nigeria from the COVAX Facility and will be deployed to first vaccinate strategic leaders and critical frontline health care workers, who are providing essential care.
Others prioritised to first receive the COVID-19 vaccine are military personnel, police officers, oil and gas workers, and Nigerians at border posts.
“Our goal is to introduce COVID-19 vaccine in a phased and equitable manner, based on advice of the WHO and the experience we observe other countries to have made, and ultimately vaccinating all eligible Nigerians within the next 2 years, to ensure herd immunity,” Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health said.
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