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FG Introduces Sunday COVID-19 vaccination, To Administer Doses in Churches

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Federal Government says it has introduced “Sunday vaccination”, which will focus on administering doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in churches across the country.

Faisal Shuaib, executive director of The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) , made this known on Tuesday at a meeting with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), held in Abuja.

According to the director: “I am glad to inform you that from this second phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, we have introduced Sunday vaccination,”

“I must say that feedback from the field is very encouraging, and I sincerely thank all Christian leaders who have given the vaccination team access to their churches and their members to receive COVID-19 vaccine during Sunday service.

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“Suffice to say that the Christian community contributed immensely to our achieving wild poliovirus certification last year, and indeed our sustaining the country’s polio-free status for over a year now. We are most grateful as a people and government.

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“I am aware that in the states and LGAs, representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria are strong and committed members of the state and LGA task forces on immunisation.

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“These ambassadors have contributed immensely to confidence-building and trust in government-led public health programmes, especially in the days of the Nigeria polio eradication programme, when we were battling with high rate of refusals on vaccination due to rumours and misinformation.”

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