NPHCDA announces self e-registration link for COVID-19 vaccine
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 634 more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja bringing the total number of recorded cases in the country to 154,476.
The health agency made this known via the official twitter account of the NCDC on Thursday night.
According to the report, it recorded about six patients’ death from COVID-19 complications in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recorded fatalities to 1,891.
The centre said, Lagos recorded the highest number of infection for the day with 259 cases followed by Osun state with 45 cases, Edo state (38), Ogun (35)
The Federal Capital territory recorded 33 cases, Anambra (26), Imo (24), Ondo-24 Akwa Ibom-20 Plateau (20), Abia (19), Kaduna (19)
Ebonyi (17), Borno (10), Rivers (10), Kano (9), Delta (8), Kebbi (7), Nasarawa (4), Oyo (3), Enugu (2), and Ekiti state with (2) confirmed cases.
The report also stated that 131,699 people have been discharged so far
“Our discharges today include 236 community recoveries in Lagos State and 79 community recoveries in Imo State managed in line with guidelines”. The report stated.
Meanwhile, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), on Thursday announced that 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.
The agency also disclosed that healthcare workers that will be involved in the COVID-19 vaccination will be trained at both the national and state level adding that over 13,000 health care workers have been trained at the national training of trainers in the first phase.
According to the Executive Director/CEO, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, in a statement signed by Mohammad Ohitoto, Head, Public Relations unit , he said the e-registration link will be provided in the coming days to ensure efficient and effective vaccination activities.
Also, preparatory to the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines into the country, the statement informed that the Agency has rolled out a nationwide training programme for health care workers that will be involved in the COVID-19 vaccination at the national and state levels.
“The training involves participants from the national, state, and local government levels, and by March 1, 2021, the training will be cascaded to the ward and facility levels where over 100,000 health workers will be trained.
“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” the statement read.
The ED, therefore, enjoined Nigerians, particularly health care workers nationwide to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the Federal Government to protect themselves and curb the spread of COVID-19.