CSOs canvass support as Lagos begins Covid 19 vaccination

A number of support groups under the banner of Lagos Civil Society Coalition
Against COVID 19 have ramped up their support for the Lagos State Government’s efforts at combating the dreaded disease by urging residents to participate ongoing vaccination exercise.

The group, which is under the coordination of Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21ST) stated that the call became pertinent to curb the impacts of the third wave of the pandemic.

The Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Health on Wednesday commenced the second phase of the vaccination exercise across various health facilities in the state on Wednesday.

A statement issued by the civil society coalition on Thursday reads, “We urge residents to make themselves available for vaccination as a means of protection against the third wave of the virus and the rising case of infections.”

Appraising the efforts being made so far, the groups also commended the state government in curbing the spread, the statement lauded Governor Babajide Sanwoolu for increasing the number of vaccination “centres across the state to create ample access for citizens to get vaccinated.”

They stated that it will be deploying some of his Field Monitors in all the 183 vaccination centres for the purposes of observing the process and for engagement of government towards achieving the success of the exercise.

On the role of the its members, the statement adds, “The Field Monitors are expected to access the state of vaccination facilities as well as recipients’ perception of COVID-19 vaccination exercise across the centres located across the state.”

This coming just as the statement added that “The outcome of monitoring exercise will be documented to consolidate on report in First Phase of vaccination exercise.

“The coalition will be deploying the outcome of the monitoring exercise to engage Lagos State Government and relevant agencies including the Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMOH) and the Primary Health Care Board (PHCB) to improve on
responses to health emergencies and future pandemic.

“We urge Lagos residents to visit online portal to register for COVID-19 vaccination.
The online registration will enable residents obtain pre-vaccination numbers and for the purposes of scheduling their preferred date and time of vaccination.”

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