The Lagos State Primary Health Care Board has listed frontline workers, police officers and petrol attendants among priority persons to receive COVID-19 vaccination in the first phase of the programme.
The agency, in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Covid-19 Vaccination In Lagos State’, said the vaccination will be done in four phases, in consonance with the Federal Government plan.
“The vaccine will be conducted in four phases until all eligible persons are vaccinated as more vaccines become available.
“The category of eligible persons for phase 1 are health care workers, frontline workers, workers at ports of entry (air, land, and seaports), military, COVID-19 rapid response team (RRT), laboratory network, policemen, petrol station workers, contingency, other frontline workers.
“Phase 2 -Old people from age 50 years and above as well as those with co-morbidities aged 18 – 49 years of age.
“Phase 3 – Those in States and LGAs with the highest burden of disease who missed phases 1 and 2.
“Phase 4 – Other eligible populations as vaccines become available,” the statement read.
Nigeria rolled out its vaccination programme against the pandemic on Friday with about four million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, were vaccinated against the virus on Saturday on Live television, to boost the confidence of Nigerians in the vaccine.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his colleagues in the country are also expected to be vaccinated publicly on March 10.
Nigerians who wish to receive the vaccines have been asked to register on the website of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).