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How To Get COVID Vaccine In Lagos, Nigeria

The COVID 19 has been the talk of the entire world for more than a year and counting. Countries all over the world are doing their best to cope with the pandemic. In Nigeria, you can get vaccinated to protect yourself against the corona virus. If you’re in Lagos, it’s important that you get vaccinated because you have high chances of contacting COVID 19 there than any other Nigeria state or city.

Lagos is the most populous city in Africa with a population of about 15 million people. Most travellers in and out of Nigeria go through Lagos. In this article, I’ll be explaining how to get COVID vaccine in Lagos, Nigeria. 

How To Register For COVID Vaccine

To get for COVID vaccine in Lagos – and any other place in Nigeria – the first thing you have to do is to register online. You can do this by following the below steps:

  • Visit the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) www.nphcda.vaccination.gov.ng 
  • Click on Registration from the menu (by default, the homepage should also feature the registration form)
  • Fill the form by entering all required details. The details include your name, email address, phone number, age, address, sex, work information, and health history among others. Notably, you’ll have to provide a valid identification document. This can be your National ID (NIN), Driver’s License, International Passport, Voter’s Card. If you don’t have any, you can also skip
  • While filling the form, an important part is to choose your preferred health facility. You can choose either Public or Private facility
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  • Next, choose Lagos state – or any other state you’re – and choose your LGA depending on where you’re residing. Note that your vaccination centre will be the NPHCDA centre closest to your set LGA; you can also choose an exact vaccination centre if you have any in mind
  • The next step is to choose a date. After selecting a date, you click on check availability to know if there’s space. You can select either morning or afternoon session. If the booking isn’t full you can continue
  • Lastly, you have to select if you’ve taken the first vaccination dose or not and then complete the CAPTCHA
  • Submit

That’s simply how you register for the COVID vaccination. After registration, you’ll get a confirmation which you’ll bring along with you on the date and time of your vaccination session. Now that you know how to register and get vaccinated, I’ll be answering some other frequently asked questions (FAQs) on COVID vaccination in Nigeria.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on COVID Vaccination in Lagos, Nigeria

How can I verify my NPHCDA Vaccination?

After getting vaccinated, it’s important that you confirm your vaccination to be sure your vaccine was authentic. This is very simple and all you have to do is:

  • Visit the NPHCDA Vaccination Verification portal https://verification.vaccination.gov.ng/ 
  • Enter your Vaccination ID to verify your status. Your Vaccination ID will look like this – NG-JGGW76232STD; it’s an alphanumeric ID
  • Click on verify

If your record exists, you’ll find all details from your registration to vaccination history. If not, you’ll get an error that says Seems your record has not been linked or might not exist Try searching with your vaccination ID or visit your vaccination site.

Can the vaccine infect you with COVID-19?

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One of the reasons why many Nigerians in Lagos are scared of getting vaccinated is because they believe they can contact COVID-19 in the process. Well, that’s a misconception. You cannot contact COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. The primary function of vaccination is to protect you from COVID-19 so you don’t fall sick and die. 

It’s important to get vaccinated. Remember that some people are asymptomatic, they may have the virus without knowing as they won’t show any symptoms. If you’re one of such people, you could be endangering the lives of your loved ones if you choose to not get vaccinated. While you can’t suffer the consequences, they can; so get vaccinated today. 

How much is covid-19 vaccine in Lagos?

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Whether you’ll pay for vaccination or not depends on your health care facility. Generally, public health care facilities administer vaccination for free while private ones charge a fee. If you’re getting your vaccination at a private health care facility, you’ll pay the sum of N6,000 (Six Thousand Naira Only). 

This is very affordable compared to what you’ll pay if you contact the Virus. COVID-19 state owned centres in Lagos charge as high as N350,000 (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) per day for treatment. 

How To Know That Vaccination is Safe

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For this, we take an excerpt from a news update on the Guardian.

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) informed Nigerians that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Dr Faisal Shuaibu, NPHCDA Executive Director, offered the promise when Mr David Anyaele, Executive Director, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, an NGO, visited the agency in Abuja.

Shuaibu advised Nigerians to dispel myths regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and be vaccinated. Bassey urged Nigerians to trust the system and use the available vaccine doses while pledging the agency’s commitment to ensuring inclusive healthcare for PWDs.

“I urge every Nigerian to trust the COVID-19 vaccines; they are vital in fighting the virus” Every item that enters the country spends five to seven days at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for final inspection.

Bottom Line

It’s important that you stay safe as we continue to tackle the deadly corona virus. With the new strains like the Omicron, it’s even more important than ever. Please, ensure you get vaccinated and as explained in the article, the procedure isn’t difficult. Stay Safe!!.

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