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US-CDC and Sydani’s Initiative to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination in Nigeria
The fight against COVID-19 has been a global challenge, requiring concerted efforts and innovative strategies. In Nigeria, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), in partnership with Sydani, has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to bolster COVID-19 vaccination efforts in four key states: Ekiti, Niger, Osun, and Benue.
At the core of this initiative are two pivotal objectives that seek to address key challenges in the vaccination drive:
- Expanding the Reach of COVID-19 Vaccination:
One of the primary objectives is to expand the reach of COVID-19 vaccination to a broader population. This involves identifying and targeting previously underserved communities and populations to ensure that a larger segment of the population becomes eligible and has access to the COVID-19 vaccine. By broadening the eligible population, the initiative aims to significantly increase the overall vaccination coverage in these states.
- Enhancing COVID-19 Immunization Awareness: In addition to expanding the reach of vaccination, the initiative places a strong emphasis on enhancing awareness about COVID-19 immunization. This involves implementing innovative demand creation initiatives that educate and inform communities about the importance of vaccination, dispel myths and misinformation, and address vaccine hesitancy. By fostering a greater understanding of COVID-19 vaccination, the initiative aims to increase public acceptance and uptake of the vaccine.