The Federal Government has announced plans to create mass vaccination sites in Nigerian Universities, other higher institutions of learning and religious centres.
The development was disclosed by the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuai, during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
Shuaib explained that the latest decision of the Federal Government was aimed at tracking COVID-19 vaccination across the country.
We have made plans to create mass vaccination sites and such sites include higher institutions like Universities, Polytechnics and also religious centres like churches. We will be putting structures in place to achieve this.
The Federal Government had earlier said that it would ban workers who fail to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination from accessing their offices beginning from December 1.
The chairman of PSC on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja.
Mr Mustapha said the move was to encourage the vaccination rate across the country.
According to him, from December 1, federal government employees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
He added that this was to gain access to government offices in all locations within Nigeria and missions. He added that an appropriate service-wide advisory/circular would be issued to guide the process.
He advised Nigerians to increase vigilance during the festive period.
The PSC wishes to put Nigerians on notice that two major religious festivities (Sallah and Christmas) are approaching, and we shall be experiencing increased passenger traffic in and out of the country.
Similarly, events of large gatherings are likely to hold. While the PSC prepares to escalate surveillance and other control activities, we urge States and all Nigerians to also increase their vigilance and take measures to moderate activities.