To ensure the deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines in homes and officers, the SCALES 3.0 Strategy has been launched by the Nigerian Government to boost impactful vaccination in the country.

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 disclosed this at the lunch of the SCALES 3.0, Monday 8, August 2022 in Abuja, He said despite the decline in the deaths rate of the pandemic, this administration will continue to drive the force of mass vaccination to achieve the needed results.
“Earlier in February 2022, we launched optimized SCALES 2.0 strategy, which though has proven to be effective in ramping up COVID 19 vaccination coverage, the proportion of fully vaccinated Nigerians is still low when compared to the set target. The present record of only 24.4% of the total eligible population fully vaccinated as of August 3 2022 leaves much to be desired.”
Adding that “The SCALES 3.0 strategy would address the identified implementation gaps in SCALES 2.0 and bring about more accountability for performance, strengthen electronic data reporting and promote robust demand generation at the community levels.”
On his part, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire while lamenting the vaccination performance called on all state actors to enhance coverage even as he charged them to leverage the SCALES 3.0, the strategy to meet the set target.
“SCALES 3.0, the strategy will be anchored on an intensive 3 months campaign, performance-based incentives, optimized integrated package of services, decentralized and incentivized demand generation strategies, partners coordination and accountability, and state-specific context and strategies.
“We are therefore calling on state governors, local government chairmen, traditional and religious leaders, the media, and every Nigerian to lend their support in mobilizing the unvaccinated eligible individuals to register and get vaccinated or walk into the nearest vaccination centers and get vaccinated.”
Meanwhile, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency,(NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib, noted that although progress has been recorded since the flagged off of SCALES 2.0 in February 2022, stressing that the launch of the SCALES 3.0 is to address low COVID-19 coverage as well as change citizens perception towards the virus.
“The strategy retains integration of COVID-19 vaccination with other PHC services but uses an implementation approach that seeks to address bottlenecks on service delivery, communication, accountability, logistics, EMID, and supportive supervision from bottom-up and state-specific contexts.
“On the service delivery, SCALES 3.0 will operate on focused campaign mode with mobile and special teams taking vaccines to where people live and work. This will address the operational issues with the fixed posts, temporarily fixed posts and mass vaccination sites that were observed in SCALES 2.0.”The SCALES 3.0 strategy is aimed at addressing the shortfall of the SCALE 2.0 strategy thus using mobile special teams for home and office-based Covid-19 delivery in the country.

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