Tuesday, April 13, 2021

NPHCDA To Train Over 12,000 Health Workers To Administer Covid-19 Vaccines

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed that it has built the capacity to train over 12,000 health workers to manage and administer the Covid-19 vaccines that will arrive in Nigeria soon.

The NPHCDA disclosed this in a social media statement on Thursday, adding that after the 2- day training, participants are expected to have improved knowledge and skill on handling, storage, distribution, administration and waste management of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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“Also, improved knowledge and skill on micro-planning process, demand creation and mobilizing communities for COVID-19 vaccination,” it said.

“Finally, participants will be familiar with current practices in surveillance and management of AEFI for the COVID-19 vaccine and plans for monitoring, supervision and COVID-19 vaccine Post Introduction Evaluation,” it added.

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