The Nigerian Government has disclosed plans to carry out Covid-19 vaccination in churches on Sundays. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the
The Nigerian Government has disclosed plans to carry out Covid-19 vaccination in churches on Sundays.
Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, disclosed this on Tuesday, 14 September, while addressing Christian leaders in Abuja on the second phase of Covid-19 vaccinations.
To this end, he begged church leaders to call their members to be administered the vaccine.
He said: “I am glad to inform you that from this Phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, we have introduced Sunday Vaccination.
“This is to ensure members of the Christian community who may not have had access to the vaccine for whatever reason are given an opportunity to be vaccinated at their worship places.
“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.”
Speaking on behalf of the Christian leaders, Bishop Sunday Onuoha stressed the importance of clerics in cascading messages of vaccine acceptability down to their teeming members through the power of the pulpit, while also addressing the issues of fake news and misinformation.
The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination, which began in August, is ongoing in states across the country.