Following bids to curtail the Covid-19 virus, it has been reported that the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, has urged state governments to step up mass vaccination against COVID-19 as part of moves to combat the virus.
This was reportedly stated in the latest advisory made available by the agency.
The advisory stated, “Enact and enforce vaccine mandate for all state and local government workers, direct mandatory set up of mass vaccination sites in public places including markets, parks, event centres, stadia and academic institutions.”
It added, “Approve and direct the release of state counterpart funds for advocacy, communication and social mobilizations, logistics and additional teams in quarterly tranches.”
It noted, “Pay weekly unscheduled visits to at least one mass vaccination site to supervise and motivate the vaccination teams, chair weekly review meetings with traditional and religious leaders to address vaccination gaps.”
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the FCT minister, Dr. Ejike Orji disclosed, “Well the vaccine mandate is a Federal Government policy and it is expected that each state will start the process. A lot of people think we are trying to force it but what the government is saying is that if you have a right to not get vaccinated, other people also have rights to not getting the virus from you.”