The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed that it has built the capacity to train over 12,000 health workers to manage and administer the Covid-19 vaccines that will arrive in Nigeria soon.
The NPHCDA disclosed this in a social media statement on Thursday, adding that after the 2- day training, participants are expected to have improved knowledge and skill on handling, storage, distribution, administration and waste management of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Also, improved knowledge and skill on micro-planning process, demand creation and mobilizing communities for COVID-19 vaccination,” it said.
“Finally, participants will be familiar with current practices in surveillance and management of AEFI for the COVID-19 vaccine and plans for monitoring, supervision and COVID-19 vaccine Post Introduction Evaluation,” it added.
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported last week that Dr. Faisal Shuaib stated that the first batch of the 4 million AstraZeneca vaccines is set to arrive Nigeria.
- Faisal has also earlier stated that vaccine procurement by the Federal Government will also help boost Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare system.
- The NPHCDA also revealed its plan to vaccinate 109 million Nigerians in 2 years.