Lagos reveal those to prioritise for COVID-19 vaccination

The Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, has on Monday, made known the first sets of persons to receive jabs of the vaccine in the first phase of the vaccination programme.

The agency, in a statement titled, ‘Covid-19 Vaccination In Lagos State’, said the vaccination will be done in four phases in consonance with the Federal Government plan.

The statement partly read, “The vaccine will be conducted in four phases until all eligible persons are vaccinated as more vaccines become available.

 “The category of eligible persons for phase 1 are health care workers, frontline workers, workers at ports of entry (air, land, and seaports), military, COVID-19 rapid response team (RRT), laboratory network, policemen, petrol station workers, contingency, other frontline workers.

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“Phase 2 -Old people from age 50 years and above as well as those with co-morbidities aged 18 – 49 years of age.

“Phase 3 – Those in States and LGAs with the highest burden of disease who missed phases 1 and 2.

“Phase 4 – Other eligible populations as vaccines become available.”

Nigeria rolled out its vaccination programme against the coronavirus infection on Friday with about four million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were vaccinated against the virus on Saturday on Live TV to demonstrate the safety of the vaccine and dissipate vaccine hesitancy amongst Nigerians. The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other governors in the country are also expected to be vaccinated publicly in the coming days.

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Nigerians who wish to receive the vaccines are enjoined to register on the website of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

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