The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, said yesterday that Nigerians who have received COVID-19 vaccines abroad will still be required to take polymerase chain reaction, PCR, tests upon arrival in the country.
Dr. Mamora, who stated this on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, said receiving the vaccine was not a licence to disregard the already established COVID-19 travel protocol.
On the strategy for the vaccination, the minister said the federal government yesterday, launched the intended platform for the vaccination of people against the virus.
Under the traditional vaccination approach, tagged ”TEACH,” an acronym for a five-point strategy for vaccination developed by the vaccination implementing wing of the Federal Ministry of Health, people would have opportunity of undertaking electronic self registration for vaccination.
The TEACH strategy is said to combine both traditional approaches with modern technologically enabled systems of vaccination.
Meanwhile, National Primary Health Care Development Agency has announced that Nigerians could now register for the COVID-19 vaccination via its website.
“To register for COVID19 vaccination, visit our website http://nphcda.gov.ng and click on ‘COVID-19 Vaccination e-registration,” the agency said in a tweet.