The commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof Akin Abayomi has stressed the need for citizens who fit into Phase One of the COVID vaccination exercise to register on dedicated self registration portal before visiting any of the 88 vaccination sites
This was made known via the official Twitter page of the Lagos State Ministry of Health on Thursday
Abayomi said that e-registration is now a mandatory protocol in the process for vaccination in Lagos State.
Speaking today after reviewing the modalities for the implementation of the ongoing vaccination exercise, Abayomi stated that eligible persons that fit into Phase One of the exercise are expected to pre-register on vaccination.gov.ng and fill the electronic form.
He added that qualifying persons should pre-register 24 to 48 hours before their intended date of vaccination. This, he noted is geared towards ensuring a strictly scheduled vaccination exercise that is efficient, swift, seamless and devoid of delay and overcrowding at the sites.
He said: We encourage all Lagosians hoping to be vaccinated according to the qualification criteria for Phase One to strictly utilize the pre-registration portal provided by @NphcdaNG and get a schedule vaccination appointment before visiting the vaccination site as scheduled”
Abayomi explained that after a successful pre-registration, a vaccination ID will be generated by the portal with a confirmation text message and email sent to each enrollees who are qualified to get the vaccine.
“The generated pre-registration ID, confirmation text message & a valid means of Identification are the only guarantee that an eligible person who fit into Phase One of the exercise would be attended to when they visit any of the sites as scheduled, to get the vaccine”, he said.
While frowning at the report that suggest that citizens who do not fit into Phase One of the vaccination campaign are daily crowding the vaccination sites to get vaccinated, Abayomi warned such people to stay clear the vaccination sites.
He noted that @followlasg will no longer tolerate any action that is inimical to the success of the vaccination campaign.
“We will in the long run vaccinate everybody and we plan to move from Phase One to other phases as quickly as we can. But citizens need to support our quest to successfully implement this exercise by adhering strictly to our guidelines and instructions.
We cannot do this on our own and this is why we are appealing to Lagosians to stay the course and stick to the guidelines which we have set out. This guidelines are for the overall public good and we will ensure its full implementation in the interest of our citizens”, he said.
While hinting that the electronic registration portal is open to the public, Abayomi noted however that ONLY eligible participants within Phase One should register for the vaccination now.
He disclosed that information on the vaccination of other participants in Phases two to Phase four will be released subsequently.
“We have decided that pre-registration must be done before anyone can visit the vaccination sites. Our vaccination teams have been informed and mandated to attended only to eligible persons with a registration ID, confirmation text message and valid means of Identification.
“I therefore implore persons who are eligible to take part in the Phase One of the exercise to ensure they fulfill this criteria before visiting our sites”, Abayomi said.