The Nigerian government has announced its new plan to take the Covid-19 vaccination campaign to churches, amid widespread vaccine hesitation.
Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing Christian leaders on the second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations.
“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,” he said.
To date, about 4 million people have been vaccinated in the country with a cumulative population of over 200 million.
The West African country has recorded 200,057 cases of the virus and current active cases stand at 8,701.