BREAKING NEWS: Astrazeneca Vaccines Arrive Nigeria


The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced that the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines has arrived Nigeria from the COVAX Facility and will be deployed to vaccinate.

In a series of tweets via the Agency’s verified Twitter handle @NphcdaNG, the Minister of Health yesterday, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed they were expecting the arrival of 3.92 million vaccines today.

The aircraft containing the vaccines arriving Nigeria

He said that the vaccines that are not approved by NAFDAC will be determined as dangerous, and will be seized by Customs Services and NAFDAC, who are on high alert for illegal vaccine importation.

“No private hospital or organisation has experience with handling this type of vaccine and certainly no experience in vaccine application that NPHCDA has.

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“The introduction of the electronic management of immunisation data is critical to addressing challenges with integrity and quality data and ultimately, primary healthcare data, he added.”

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, also released guidelines on registering for Covid-19 vaccination in Nigeria.

The guidelines were announced Monday morning in a social media post and they are as follows

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Click on” covid-19 vaccination e-registration”

  • In the Registration Form for COVID-19 Vaccination you are to fill in; your full names, phone number, email address, date of birth, sex, the type of National ID you have, a residential address which states, the LGA of residence, ward of residence and preferred vaccination site.
  • You are meant to also select your preferred vaccination date and time slot, which ends with a photo update.
  • After doing the above steps, you will receive a message saying:
  • “Registration Completed! …Your Vaccination ID is:
  • Your data is successfully received.
  • Thank you for taking time to fill the form, you will receive an SMS and email shortly containing your Vaccination No. and other instructions.”


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