The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, says in a bid to increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the country, it has introduced vaccination exercises during Sunday services across the country.
The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this during a meeting with the leaders of Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.
Mr Shauib noted that the move was to ensure that members of the Christian community who have not had access to the COVID-19 vaccine for any reason were given an opportunity to be vaccinated at their worship places.
“I am glad to inform you that from this second phase of the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, we have introduced Sunday Vaccination. 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 service,” he explained.
The Immunization boss added that Christian leaders across the country have been formidable pillars of support in all primary health care interventions.
“Suffice to say that the Christian community contributed immensely to our achieving wild poliovirus certification last year and indeed our sustaining the country’s polio-free status for over a year now. We are most grateful as a people and Government.