The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi on Thursday, March 25, insisted that Lagosians who fit into Phase One of the ongoing COVID vaccination exercise must register on the dedicated vaccination self-registration portal before visiting any of the 88 vaccination sites for vaccination.
According to Abayomi, e-registration is now a mandatory protocol in the process for vaccination in Lagos State.
In a review of the modalities for the implementation of the vaccination campaign; Abayomi said eligible persons that fit into Phase One of the exercise are expected to pre-register on https://www.nphcdaict.com.ng or https://www.vaccination.gov.ng and fill the electronic form with their qualifying verifiable details, preferred vaccination site, date, and time.
”Qualifying persons for vaccination should pre-register 24 to 48 hours before their intended date of vaccination.
“This is geared towards ensuring a strictly scheduled vaccination exercise that is efficient; swift, seamless, and devoid of delay and overcrowding at the vaccination sites.
”We encourage all Lagosians hoping to be vaccinated according to the qualification criteria for Phase One to strictly utilize the pre-registration portal provided by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and get a scheduled vaccination appointment before visiting the vaccination site as scheduled,” he said.
The Lagos Commissioner explained that after a successful pre-registration; a vaccination ID will be generated by the portal with a confirmation text message; as well as an email sent to each enrollee who is qualified to get the vaccine.
“The generated pre-registration ID, confirmation text message, and a valid means of Identification are the only guarantee that an eligible person who fit into Phase One of vaccination exercise would be attended to when they visit any of the 88 vaccination sites as scheduled, to get the COVID vaccines.”
Reacting to a report that citizens who do not fit into Phase One of the vaccination campaign are daily crowding the vaccination sites to get vaccinated; Abayomi warned such people to stay clear of the vaccination sites.
”The Lagos state government will no longer tolerate any action that is inimical to the success of the vaccination campaign.
“We will, in the long run, vaccinate everybody and we plan to move from Phase One to other phases as quickly as we can. But citizens need to support our quest to successfully implement this exercise by adhering strictly to our guidelines and instructions.”
Stating that the electronic registration portal is open to the public; Abayomi noted, however, that only eligible participants within Phase One should register for the vaccination now.
He disclosed that information on the vaccination of other participants in Phases two to Phase four will be released subsequently.
“We have decided that pre-registration must be done before anyone can visit the vaccination sites.
“Our vaccination teams have been informed and mandated to attend only to eligible persons with a registration ID; confirmation text message, and valid means of Identification”, the Lagos Commissioner added.