The Federal Government and the Ministry of Health have started preparations for the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine by training health care workers at national, state and local government levels.
In a press release issued by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and signed by the head of its Public Relations Unit, Mohammad Ohitoto, the agency said that “over 13,000 health care workers have been trained at the national training of trainers in the first phase.”
March 1 will see to the start of the training at the ward and facility level targeting 100,000 health workers.
It said, “The training programme is aimed at updating the skills of the health care workers in the effective handling, storage and administration of COVID-19 vaccines ahead of their arrival.
“Also, as part of preparations to ensure efficient and effective vaccination activities, a self e-registration link that will enable Nigerians to personally register themselves, obtain their pre-vaccination numbers and schedule their preferred date and time for vaccination has been created.”
Executive Director of the agency, Faisal Shuaib, asked health care workers and all Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity by the Federal Government so as to protect themselves and curb the spread of the virus.