The Federal Government has launched a special COVID-19 vaccination strategy codenamed ‘T.E.A.C.H’ ahead of the receipt of the first batch of the COVAX vaccines on Tuesday.
Launching the strategy at an event in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, explained that it would help the government to track the vaccination process across the country.
Ehanire further explained that the strategy would also enable the government to have a rich electronic database of all eligible citizens for vaccination.
The minister explained that vaccination with the safe and effective vaccine was a critical part of Nigeria’s strategy to counter the COVID-19 pandemic and stop transmission of the virus.
“We in Nigeria finally have the privilege to join other countries in kick-starting the immunisation programme which will prioritise first those people most at risk of infection due to their exposure in the line of duty, as determined by available epidemiology data,” he was quoted as saying in a tweet by the Federal Ministry of Health