January 31, 2023

Covid-19: FG commences online vaccination record verification

The Federal Governing administration has introduced that it has commenced a nationwide “Operation Confirm Your COVID-19 Vaccination Document Online” to decrease challenges and fraudulent activities similar with covid-19 vaccinations.

This was disclosed in a assertion by Dr. Faisal Shuaib ED/CEO, National Primary Health Treatment Growth Company (NPHCDA) on Monday at the Presidential Steering Committee Briefing on Covid-19 vaccination development in Nigeria.

Shuaib also warned that any Nigerians identified acquiring the COVID-19 vaccination card illegally (shopping for or offering) will be built to confront the regulation, as the Joint Endeavor Pressure on COVID-19 which contains security brokers from the ICPC, DSS and other suitable security businesses keep on being on inform at each individual corner of the state and are on a regular basis conducting impromptu checks.

What the NPHCDA boss is indicating

The NPHCDA boss warned that It would also be particularly challenging to use fraudulently obtained cards outside the shores of the state.

He added that as element of the FG’s plans to mitigate fraud and further more boost the integrity of the vaccination exercising, the NPHCDA has commenced a nationwide “Operation Verify Your COVID-19 Vaccination Document Online” work out.

“The exercise will permit you ensure your personalized information these kinds of as identify, date of birth, and suitable ruined QR codes. Verifying your individual details will permit government to protected your vaccination report versus impersonation and other fraudulent activities,” he explained.

He added that the plan is also a single of the strategies the FG is examining the prison routines of those who could have obtained the vaccination card without the need of having the vaccine.

“We will invalidate all COVID-19 vaccination playing cards illegally attained by unvaccinated people for the duration of this work out. This also provides international travellers the possibility to confirm their vaccination records effectively forward of their travel date.

“We therefore advise this kind of persons to validate their data a 7 days prior to their travel day to keep away from delays at the place of departure. Nevertheless, recently vaccinated people are encouraged to confirm their vaccination records 24 several hours following,” he mentioned.

On vaccine availability, he said that Nigeria received 3,924,000 doses of AZ in batches in between October 22nd – 25th from the COVAX facility and also a blend of 1,022,400 doses of AZ as donations from the Governments of Germany, Switzerland and Italy final week from COVAX.

He included the federal government has been given commitments of above 11.99 million and 12.2 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines respectively. He said Nigeria has also have acquired a dedication of 4,953,600 doses of Moderna as donation from US Authorities through COVAX.

“We would also like to remind us that the federal federal government procured 39,800,000 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine via the AVATT and these have been coming in batches. If you are 18 many years and above and unvaccinated, just wander into the nearest vaccination website to choose your COVID-19 vaccine. It is free of charge, safe and sound, effective and safeguards you, your relatives and your neighborhood,” he added.

The agency mentioned that to validate your COVID-19 vaccination documents, visit www.vaccination.gov.ng/verification-guidebook, and follow the recommendations. If for any cause just one is not able to entry the internet site, only simply call the NPHCDA COVID-19 helpline: 0700 220 1122 for aid.