At least 135 private health facilities have been beckoned on by the Lagos State Government into its mass vaccination strategy programme targeted at vaccinating 4 million residents by December 2021 bringing to 360, the number of public and private vaccination sites in Lagos.
This was made known by the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, explaining that the 360 vaccination sites comprising the 135 private health facilities and 225 existing public vaccination sites have been earmarked for the mass vaccination campaign.
Abayomi, who noted that more private facilities would be added to the list, said the enrolled facilities were engaged after a rigorous selection and accreditation process hinged on quality assurance, vaccine safety and follow-up care adding that the list of accredited private and public facilities is available on the website of NPHCDA and all official communication channels of the Lagos State Government.
Abayomi said the state government decided to partner with the private sector to rapidly ramp up Covid-19 vaccination in order to achieve herd immunity.
He said: “The decision to leverage on the private sector is based solely on our resolve to include private health facilities and corporate institutions as additional sites for the COVID-19 vaccination administration to mitigate the impact of the fourth wave in Lagos. This is in furtherance of efforts to increase the reach and access to the available vaccines provided through the generous contributions and donations by the Federal Government and our donors.
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