COVID 19 Vaccine: Nigerian Govt to Vaccinate People in Churches
The federal government is set to introduce COVID 19 vaccination exercise to churches across the country
The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib disclosed this on Tuesday while meeting with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja
The move will allow unvaccinated individuals to receive COVID 19 vaccine at their place of worship
Nigerians can now get vaccinated against COVID 19 at their place of worship on Sunday.
This is as the federal government has disclosed that the vaccination exercise will be extended to worship centers across the country.
The information was passed by the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib.
Shuaib disclosed during a meeting with the leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that the agency was set to increase vaccination coverage in the country.
The NPHCDA boss said that the move will ensure that members of churches and other religious centers have access to COVID 19 vaccine.
Shuaib thanked the leaders of various worship centers that complied with the initiative by giving the vaccination team access to their facilities.
“I must say that feedback from the field is very encouraging and I sincerely thank all Christian leaders who have given the vaccination team access to their churches and their members to receive COVID-19 vaccine during Sunday services”.
Sunday Onuorah the Executive Director, Nigeria Inter Faith Action Association who spoke on behalf of church leaders also urged Christian leaders to partner with the government and increase vaccine access.
He also encouraged the ministers to avoid the spread of misinformation and educate the public about the health impact of the vaccine.
Meanwhile, the NPHCDA announced on Monday that over 4 million Nigerians have received the first dose of the COVID 19 vaccine while 1.6 million had received the first and second.