COVID-19: FG Targets Shopping Malls, Universities, Sports Centres For Mass Vaccination

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Faisal Shuaib, executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed the agency’s plan to look into setting up mass vaccination sites at academic institutions, markets, shopping malls and sports centres.

Shuaib made this known while speaking at a media briefing in Abuja.

He said: “In line with the NPHCDA commitment to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine uptake, the agency has put in place plans for the establishment of mass vaccination sites across the country,”

“The objective of this strategy is to vaccinate a high volume of individuals through large sites such as federal institutions (universities, polytechnics), shopping malls, religious centres, sporting events, conference centres, and markets.

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This will require strong collaboration between NPHCDA, state governments, religious bodies, school authorities and governing bodies of malls and large sporting events.

As we expand the vaccination sites, we encourage all eligible Nigerians to avail themselves of vaccination.

I am also glad to inform you that we have commenced the process of decentralising COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, to include private health care providers. This is to expand access and increase utilisation of the vaccines.”

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