The covid 19 vaccine is now available in Nigeria. To get vaccinated, you need to register. Registration has started in many states of the country. Lagos state is one of the pioneer states in immunization against the covid virus. However, registration is required to get the shot.
Registering for the Covid 19 vaccine has been made easy by the Lagos Government of Nigeria. The Federal Government of Nigeria got its first set of vaccines in early March 2021.
To get vaccinated in Lagos, you must undergo an online registration process. There are two medium to register, the first channel is through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). The other medium is through the Vaccination website created by the state.
About the AstraZeneca Covid 19 Vaccine in Nigeria
There are different vaccines available worldwide for Covid 19. However, the one approved for use in Nigeria is AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca vaccine was developed by Oxford University, United Kingdom. AstraZeneca was manufactured in collaboration with Advent Srl. Advent Srl is an Italian manufacturing company.
Things to Note about the Covid 19 Vaccine In Nigeria
It is approved and certified for use by W.H.O (World Health Organization)
It’s approved for use by NAFDAC (National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control).
About 3.92 million doses of the vaccines were delivered to Nigeria as of March 9th 2021
Lagos State received 507,742 of the vaccine.
The Covid 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca has been declared safe for use by the World Health Organization.
Step By Step Procedure to Register for the Covid 19 Vaccine in Lagos
- Ensure that you fall into the category of people eligible to get vaccinated at the point.
- visit www.nphcdaict.com.ng or www.vaccination.gov.ng
- Fill the form online
- Click self-registration
- You will be issued a vaccination I.D, a text and an email confirmation.
- Then proceed to any of the approved centres that you selected during the registration.
- You will be issued a Green Covid vaccination card.
- Lastly, you will be re-scheduled for the second dose in a month time.
Only those that meet the requirement for each phase will be able to register for the vaccination.
Side Effects of Covid 19 Vaccine
Every drug or vaccine has one side effect or another, please note, this does not mean that the vaccine is harmful to your health. Though scientists have proven that some of the side effects are signs that the vaccine has stimulated an immune system response. The benefits far outweigh its side effect. These are some of the side effects of AstraZeneca Covid 19 Vaccine:
Pain at the injection spot
Redness or tenderness at the injection site
In rare cases, a blood clot may also occur.
The Four Phases for Covid 19 Vaccination in Nigeria
Phase 1 of Covid 19 Vaccination in Lagos
The Phase 1 is for all healthcare workers, people in the frontline, Covid 19 Response team, medical personnel, lawmakers, judiciary, military personnel, hospital staff, ports of entry staff (Airport, seaports, borders), hotel staff, teachers, lecturers, petrol station workers etc.
The Phase two is targeted at the elderly in society. Phase two of the covid 19 vaccination is for people aged 50 and above. Phase two is also targeted at those with prevailing health conditions and also comorbidities who are between 18 and 49. These may include people with other pending health conditions like diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, weak immune system etc
Phase three is targeted at people in local Government areas that are worst hit by Covid 19 virus. It is also for people that are eligible for phase 1 and phase 2 that missed their vaccination.
Phase four will be the final phase and it will be available to everyone
Things to Note about the Covid 19 vaccines in Nigeria
- The Covid 19 vaccines are free in all Government-owned Health care facilities in Nigeria.
- It is only available at designated health centres
- Over 10,000 Nigerians have been vaccinated nationwide as of 18th March 2021.
Those who are eligible to take the vaccine in Nigeria
- People living in Nigeria
- Fall within the category of those in each phase
Things You Should do Once you get vaccinated
- Download the MED SAFETY App on the Google Play Store or iOS Store.
- Be watchful if and quick to report should there be any severe side effect
List of Covid 19 Vaccination Centres in Lagos
The Lagos State Government has approved a list of 88 selected health facilities in Lagos for use as a Covid 19 vaccine centres. Some of the accredited facilities include military, police and government-owned health institutions.
List Of Centres for Covid 19 vaccination in Lagos State
The Lagos State Government has released a list of approved and accredited facilities for Covid 19 vaccines in Lagos State. These centres are spread across the 20 Local Governments in the state.
List Of 88 Vaccination Sites In 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs)
SIN LGAs Wards Facility
1 Agege KEKE Sango PHC
2 Agege ORILE Powerline phc
3 Ajeromi/lfelodun OLUWA/AKERE Akere PHC
4 Ajeromi/lfelodun OWOYEMI LAYENI PHC
5 Ajeromi OWOYEMI Signals Operation Command Clinic
Ajeromi ALAYABIAGBA Obisesan Naval Medical Centre
7 Ajeromi/lfelodun Awodiora Ajeromi GH
8 Alimosho Alabata Akowonjo PHC
9 Alimosho ALAGBADO/ALAKUKO AGBADO PHC
10 Alimosho IDIMU Helen Aderonke PHC
11 Alimosho IPAJA lpaja phc
12 Alimosho ISHERl-OLOFIN lsheri Olef in PHC
13 Alimosho OKUNOLA Rauf Aregbeso la phc
14 Alimosho OMITUNTUN-OLORI lpinlerere PHC
15 Alimosho IGANDO Alimosho GH
16 Alimosho Gowon Estate NIGERIAN NAVY SICKBAY
17 Alimosho guntade/Bameke NAF Medical Centre Shasha
18 Amuwo Odofin ADO SOBA BAT PHC
19 Amuwo Odof in AGBOJU &ENVIRON Agboju phc
20 Amuwo Odofin ORIRE Festac PHC
21 Amuwo KIRIKIRI & ENVIRON NIGERIAN NAVY REFERENCE HOSPITAL
22 Apapa GASKIYA Olojowon Primary Health Centre
23 Apapa IJORA ljora oloye phc
24 APAPA APAPA CFO MRS MILITARY HOSPITAL
25 Badagry APA APA PHC
26 Badagry IWORO-GBANKO llado phc
27 BADAGRY APA NAF Mother & Child Hosp
28 Epe AGBOWA I Agbowa PHC
29 Epe BADO/EBOLE/ETITNIBERIKODO Epe phc
30 Epe AGBOWA Agbowa GH
31 Eti Osa 1004/ABOY ADE Oriyanrin PHC
32 Eti Osa BADORE/LANGBASA Badore phc
33 Eti Osa IGBO-EFON/MA IYEGUN lgbo efon phc
34 Eti Osa IJEH/DOLPHIN ESTATE lkoyi PHC
35 Eti Osa IKATE/LEKKI IKATE PHC
36 Eti Osa SANGOTEDO SANGOTEDO PHC
37 Eti Osa OKUNMOPO/OGOMBO MCC
38 Eti-Osa Falomo Police Hospital
39 Eti-Osa Vl2 65 Batallion MRS Hospital
40 lbeju Lekki IBEJU I IBEJU PHC
41 lbeju Lekki ORIMEDU I Akodo GH
42 lfako/ljaye ALAGBADO/KOLLINTON Agbado Kola PHC
43 lfako/ljaye IFAKO/COKER Ifako Primary Health Centre
44 lfako/ljaye IFAKO/COKER lfako GH
45 lkeja OJODU OJODU PHC
46 lkeja ONILEKERE ONILEKERE PHC
47 lkeja OREGUN Oregun PHC
48 Ikeja GRA LASUTH –
49 lkeja Onigbongbo lkeja
50 lkorodu ATERE lmota phc
51 lkorodu IPAKODO lpakodo PHC
52 lkorodu ISELE lkorodu Phc
53 lkorodu ITUMOKUN lgbogbo Phc
54 lkorodu OKE-ELETU/ABULE-EKO OKE ELETU PHC
55 lkorodu ODONGUNYAN 174 Batallion Child Health Care
56 Kosofe OGUDU Ogudu PHC
57 Kosofe BAMGBE/ELEBIJU KETU PHC
58 Kosofe IKOSl-OKE lkosi phc
59 Kosofe Ararom i lfako Gbagada GH
60 Lagos Island EPETEDO EAST Sura PHC
61 Lagos Island OKE-OLOWOGBOWO Olowogbowo Phc
62 Lagos Island ODAN LIMH
63 Lagos Mainland ALOBNDESALU Abule nla phc
64 Lagos Mainland FREEMAN/GLOVER Simpson PHC
65 Lagos Mainland SALAMI/ BA IY EWUNMI IWAYA PHC
66 Lagos mainland IPONRI olaleye Federal Medical Centre Ebute Metta
67 Lagos Mainlan ABULE IJESHA Infectious Disease Hospital
68 Lagos Mainland OKIKE OYADIRAN Nig. Sec. Printing & Mint Corp.Hospital
69 Lagos Mainland Abule Oja Yaba 68 Nig Army Reference Hospital
70 MUSHIN ALAKARA Kajola phc
71 MUSHIN PAPA AJAO Palm Avenue PHC
72 MUSHIN Idi Araba LUTH
73 OJO EGAN lshagira phc
74 OJO ETEGBIN lmude phc
75 OJO IBA Iba phc
76 OJO IJANIKIN Otto/ljanikin PHC
77 OJO OJO TOWN OJO PHC
78 OJO IRA 149 Battalion MRS
79 OJO Okokomaiko Navy Hospital
80 OSHODI IFOSHIN lyana-Ejigbo PHC
81 OSHODI IGBEHINADUN Oshodi phc
82 OSHODI ILASAMAJA Ilasa phc
83 Oshodi Shogunle Shogunle lkeja NAF