2021 Shielding End Date in England and Wales Announced

Extremely vulnerable people who have been shielding can now come off as shielding is officially coming to an end from today March, 31st in both England and Wales according to News reports.

The change is coming due to the decline in the number of new cases and hospital admissions from Covid. Letters have been dispatched to affected people estimated to be about 4 million.

Who is considered clinically extremely vulnerable?

According to the NHS Website, clinically vulnerable people are people who have:

  • Have had an organ transplant
  • Are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy
  • Are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer
  • Are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)
  • Have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
  • Have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or are still taking immunosuppressant medicine
  • Have been told by a doctor you have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD)
  • Have a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections (such as SCID or sickle cell)
  • Are taking medicine that makes you much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids or immunosuppressant medicine)
  • Have a serious heart condition and are pregnant
  • Have a problem with your spleen or your spleen has been removed (splenectomy)
  • Are an adult with Down’s syndrome
  • Are an adult who is having dialysis or has severe (stage 5) long-term kidney disease
  • Have been classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, based on clinical judgement and an assessment of your needs

COVID Vaccine: Nurses Fault FG as Alleged Vaccine Sale Surfaces

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was satisfied with the turnout of Nigerians for COVID-19 vaccination as the number of vaccinated persons rose to 325,514.

The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuiab, who stated this in a text message to one of our correspondents, said the progress recorded was better than what government envisaged.

The NPHCDA boss said this as the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives said it was not carried along in the exercise.

Also on Thursday, as allegations of the sale of the vaccine surfaced in Lagos, the state government challenged anybody with proof of the illegal act to present it.

Recall that Shuaib on Wednesday accused Lagos State of jettisoning the vaccination guidelines of the NPHCDA.

In response to an enquiry by The PUNCH on Thursday, Shuaib wrote, “We have obtained information from Lagos State Honourable Commissioner of Health that they don’t have a parallel system. They explained that it’s the same district health immunisation system 2.”

Asked if he was satisfied with the turnout for the vaccination, he stated, ‘Yes I am. The progress is better than what we anticipated.”

We are not carried along, say nurses

But the National President of the NANNM, Mike Nnachi, in an interview with one of our correspondents, faulted the exercise.

He said he had thought that government would seek the association’s audience in the administration of the vaccine on nurses across the country.

He said, “The thing is that I thought the association would be involved to mobilise our people, but up till now, we have not heard anything.

“Even when it started, I thought the association would be approached. We are ever willing because we are part of government so but when such was not forthcoming, there was nothing I could do.”

When asked if the association was satisfied with the vaccination, Nnachi said, “I thought that we should have been involved because our members are frontline health workers. There is no way the vaccine can be given without a nurse. Everyone knows that it is our core area; administration of injection, but we cannot fight anybody because government is our own. We are part of government.”

E-registration mandatory – Lagos

On his part, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a statement on Thursday, urged residents of the state, who were qualified for the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination, to register at registration portal before visiting any of the 88 vaccination sites.

He stated, “We encourage all Lagosians hoping to be vaccinated according to the qualification criteria for phase one to strictly utilise the pre-registration portal provided by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and get a schedule vaccination appointment before visiting the vaccination site as scheduled.”

The commissioner explained that after a successful pre-registration, a vaccination ID would be generated by the portal with a confirmation text message and email sent to each enrollee.

“The generated pre-registration ID, confirmation text message and a valid means of identification are the guarantees that an eligible person who fits into phase one of vaccination would be attended to when he visits any of the 88 vaccination sites as scheduled, to get the COVID vaccine”, he said.

Lagos demands proof as residents decry vaccine sales at centres

Meanwhile, some Twitter users on Thursday alleged that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was being sold in Lagos.

A twitter user, @irizzzy alleged that the vaccine was being sold for N100,000, while @ulxma said she witnessed the vaccine being sold at Ikate Primary Health Centre.

@irizzzy wrote, “100k for vaccine? Nigeria is gone.”

Also, @ulxma, wrote, “I think the people who dragged that lady for saying that Nigerian health centres are selling the vaccine owe her a huge apology. I’m presently at a health centre in Ikate and people are coming with SUVs and having vaccine sold to them before our very eyes. I’m pissed!”

But the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, challenged anyone with the proof that the COVID-19 vaccine was being sold to come forward.

Omotoso, in an interview with one of our correspondents, also said it was not true that the state had a separate portal for the registration.

“Lagos is still leading other states in the vaccination drive. We have vaccinated over 88,000 people now. Many other states have yet to start. There are hitches here and there, but not the type that cannot be surmounted. Most of the problems we have come from the slowness of the server of the portal and the network issues. Such problems have been causing congestion at the vaccination centres.

“The people that are entitled to it are well spelt out; frontline workers, who could even be drivers of ambulances, doctors, nurses, laboratory attendants, policemen, journalists and the military people. People have said that foreigners are being given preferential treatment because they have been able to bribe officials. That is wrong. You can be a foreigner and be a frontline worker.

“Lagos has no portal apart from the one that the Federal Government has created and we are not ready to follow any other protocol apart from the one from the Federal Government. It could be a kind of misunderstanding that must have been sorted out now.

“Anybody with a proof of where COVID-19 vaccine is being sold in Lagos should bring the proof. I can assure the person that the Lagos State Government is going to punish whoever is involved. That was what they said about the Police Clinic in Falomo and we made an unscheduled visit to the place today (Thursday). We saw what was going on there and it was in order. The only problem they have is that they don’t have enough cards and people were complaining that they have been there for long.”

Also reacting to the allegation, the National President of NANNM, Nnachi, warned members of the association against involving in the illegal act.

He said “I am not aware of that. Government has said that it must not be sold. If anybody does that, that person is working against the government.”

The Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Adetunji Adenekan, said he was not aware that COVID-19 vaccine was being sold in the state.

He said, “The NMA Lagos is satisfied with the way the vaccination is being carried out in the state so far. What we are trying to do is to encourage all our members to go for the vaccination.

“An appreciable number of our members have been vaccinated, but we want more of them to go for the vaccination.

“Whatever hiccups that have been noticed are just mild administrative lapses and they are usually corrected immediately.”

Adenekan said a total of 33,672 health workers have been vaccinated so far in Lagos State.

Out of 325,514 Nigerians that took the vaccine as of Wednesday, 30,704 people were vaccinated in Ogun State, Bauchi, 30, 538, Kaduna, 24,745 and Jigawa, 22,265.

As of Tuesday, Nigeria had vaccinated 215,277 persons.

Credit: Lagos kicks, nurses fault FG as alleged vaccine sale surfaces (msn.com)

Things To Know Before Taking AstraZeneca COVID 19 Vaccine

The UK Government published the following information about the AstraZeneca COVID 19 vaccine on her website for anyone who want to take the vaccine should go through. Below is the full information you need to know about the vaccine:

This medicinal product has been given authorisation for temporary supply by the UK Department of Health and Social Care and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. It does not have a marketing authorisation, but this temporary authorisation grants permission for the medicine to be used for active immunisation of individuals aged 18 years and older for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Reporting of side effects

As with any new medicine in the UK this product will be closely monitored to allow quick identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get. See the end of section 4 for how to report side effects.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before the vaccine is given because it contains important information for you.

  • Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
  • If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet

  1. What COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is and what it is used for
  2. What you need to know before you receive COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
  3. How COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is given
  4. Possible side effects
  5. How to store COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
  6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is and what it is used for

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is a vaccine used to protect people aged 18 years and older against COVID-19.

COVID-19 is caused by a virus called coronavirus (SARS CoV 2).

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca stimulates the body’s natural defences (immune system). It causes the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus. This will help to protect you against COVID-19 in the future. None of the ingredients in this vaccine can cause COVID-19.

2. What you need to know before you receive COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

Do not have the vaccine:

If you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any of the active substances or any of the other ingredients listed in section 6. Signs of an allergic reaction may include itchy skin rash, shortness of breath and swelling of the face or tongue. Contact your doctor or healthcare professional immediately or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you have an allergic reaction. It can be life-threatening.

If you are not sure, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.

Warnings and precautions

Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before vaccination:

  • If you have ever had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) after any other vaccine injection;
  • If you currently have a severe infection with a high temperature (over 38°C).
  • However, a mild fever or infection, like a cold, are not reasons to delay vaccination;
  • If you have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or if you are taking a blood thinning medicine (anticoagulant);
  • If your immune system does not work properly (immunodeficiency) or you are taking medicines that weaken the immune system (such as high-dose corticosteroids, immunosuppressants or cancer medicines).

If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before you are given the vaccine.

As with any vaccine, COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca may not protect everyone who is vaccinated from COVID-19. It is not yet known how long people who receive the vaccine will be protected for. No data are currently available in individuals with a weakened immune system or who are taking chronic treatment that suppresses or prevents immune responses.

Children and adolescents

No data are currently available on the use of COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca in children and adolescents younger than 18 years of age.

Other medicines and COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are taking, have recently taken or might take, any other medicines or vaccines.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. There are limited data on the use of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse will discuss with you whether you can be given the vaccine.

Driving and using machines

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca has no known effect on the ability to drive and use machines. However, side effects listed in section 4 may impact your ability to drive and use machines. If you feel unwell, do not drive or use machines.

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca contains sodium and alcohol (ethanol)

This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per dose of 0.5 ml. This means that it is essentially ‘sodium-free’.

This medicine contains a very small amount of alcohol (2 mg of alcohol (ethanol) per dose of 0.5 ml). This is not enough to cause any noticeable effects.

3. How COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is given

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is injected into a muscle (usually in the upper arm).

You will receive 2 injections. You will be told when you need to return for your second injection of COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca.

The second injection can be given between 4 and 12 weeks after the first injection.

When COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca is given for the first injection, COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (and not another vaccine against COVID 19) should be given for the second injection to complete vaccination course.

If you miss your second injection

If you forget to go back at the scheduled time, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse for advice. It is important that you return for your second injection of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this vaccine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. In clinical studies with the vaccine, most side effects were mild to moderate in nature and resolved within a few days with some still present a week after vaccination.

If side effects such as pain and/or fever are troublesome, medicines containing paracetamol can be taken.

Side effects that occurred during clinical trials with COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca were as follows:

Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)

  • tenderness, pain, warmth, itching or bruising where the injection is given
  • generally feeling unwell
  • feeling tired (fatigue)
  • chills or feeling feverish
  • headache
  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • joint pain or muscle ache

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

  • swelling, redness or a lump at the injection site
  • fever
  • being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea
  • flu-like symptoms, such as high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, cough and chills

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)

  • feeling dizzy
  • decreased appetite
  • abdominal pain
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash

Not known (cannot be estimated from the available data)

  • severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis)

In clinical trials there were very rare reports of events associated with inflammation of the nervous system, which may cause numbness, pins and needles, and/or loss of feeling. However, it is not confirmed whether these events were due to the vaccine.

Some people have reported a sudden feeling of cold with shivering/shaking accompanied by a rise in temperature, possibly with sweating, headache (including migraine-like headaches), nausea, muscle aches and feeling unwell, starting within a day of having the vaccine and usually lasting for a day or two.

If your fever is high and lasts longer than two or three days, or you have other persistent symptoms, this might not be due to side effects of the vaccine and you should follow appropriate advice according to your symptoms.

If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.

If you are concerned about a side-effect it can be reported directly via the Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store and include the vaccine brand and batch/Lot number if available.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this vaccine.

5. How to store COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Your doctor, pharmacist or nurse is responsible for storing this vaccine and disposing of any unused product correctly.

Storage

Do not use COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Store in a refrigerator (2°C to 8°C). Do not freeze. Keep vials in outer carton to protect from light.

The vaccine does not contain any preservative and should be administered by a healthcare professional. After the first dose is withdrawn, the vaccine should be used as soon as practically possible and within 6 hours. During use it can be stored from 2°C to 25°C.

Disposal

COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Any unused vaccine or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. Spills should be disinfected with an appropriate antiviral disinfectant.

6. Contents of the pack and other information

What COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca contains

One dose (0.5 ml) contains: COVID 19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1-S* recombinant) 5 × 10^10 viral particles

*Recombinant, replication-deficient chimpanzee adenovirus vector encoding the SARS CoV 2 Spike glycoprotein. Produced in genetically modified human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells.

This product contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The other excipients are:

  • L-histidine
  • L-histidine hydrochloride monohydrate
  • magnesium chloride hexahydrate
  • polysorbate 80
  • ethanol
  • sucrose
  • sodium chloride
  • disodium edetate dihydrate
  • water for injections

What COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca looks like and contents of the pack

Solution for injection. The solution is colourless to slightly brown, clear to slightly opaque and particle free.

Pack sizes (not all pack sizes may be marketed):

  • 10 dose vial (5 ml) in packs of 10 vials
  • 8 dose vial (4 ml) in packs of 10 vials

COVID Killed 3,000 Nurses, Million of Nurses Consider Quitting the Profession.

At least 3,000 nurses have been killed by Covid-19, the global nurses’ federation said Thursday as it warned of a looming exodus of health workers traumatised by the pandemic.

Exactly one year on since the World Health Organization (WHO) first described Covid-19 as a pandemic, the International Council of Nurses said burn-out and stress had led millions of nurses to consider quitting the profession.

And once the pandemic is over, a dwindling number of experienced nurses could be left to handle the giant backlog of regular hospital care that had been postponed due to the crisis, the ICN warned.

The known death toll of nurses killed by the disease — compiled from just 60 countries — is likely to be a gross underestimate of the full total, the federation said.

ICN chief executive Howard Catton said nurses had gone through “mass traumatisation” during the pandemic, being pushed to physical and mental exhaustion.

“They reach a point where they’ve given everything they can,” he told reporters.

Catton said the global workforce of 27 million nurses was six million short going into the pandemic — and four million were heading for retirement by 2030.

‘On a precipice’
In a report, the ICN said the pandemic “could trigger a mass exodus from the profession”, from as early as the second half of 2021. The global nurse shortage could widen to nearly 13 million, it added.

“We could be on a precipice,” said Catton, recalling that it took three to four years of training to produce a novice nurse.

He said nurses had done a “phenomenal” job “to lead the world through this pandemic”, saying they would share an equal platform with the vaccine creators in the eventual history of Covid-19.

But once the pandemic has passed, frazzled nurses will then have to deal with all the unmet healthcare needs and waiting lists, whilst also facing likely staff shortages.

Founded in 1899, the ICN is a federation of more than 130 national nursing associations.

It called for governments to invest in training more new nurses to address the global shortage.

It also called for better pay to encourage existing staff to stay on — to bolster health systems for future crises, if nothing else.

Vaccination call
The WHO wants to see healthcare workers in all countries being vaccinated within the first 100 days of 2021.

Catton said that was the start line rather than the finish line, and voiced “grave concerns” at the unequal distribution of vaccines between rich and poor countries.

For nurses, facing an elevated risk of infection, immunisation “is about their right to being protected at work,” he said.

“Not being protected at work adds to their distress.”

Recalling the public appreciation shown towards nurses in the early stages of the pandemic, Catton said that now, “overwhelmingly, nurses would rather be getting their vaccine than a round of applause”.

The ICN strongly recommended that all nurses take a Covid-19 jab.

“It is an issue of protection and safety for patients,” Catton said.

“If somebody doesn’t have the vaccine then it may well be that you have to look at redeploying them to other areas.”

Source: The Guardian

Nurses Mental Health During Covid-19: Nurses may themselves become patients due to trauma, depression of fighting Covid-19

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) is urging the government to pay attention to the International Council of Nurses’ latest report on mass trauma experienced by the global nursing workforce.

As the country battled the second wave of Covid-19, Denosa called on the government to pay special attention to the latest report by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) which highlighted mass trauma that was experienced by the global nursing workforce, including South African nurses, as they fought the pandemic, said Cassim Lekhoathi, the acting general secretary.

Denosa feared that, as the country was in the middle of the second wave and looked set for a third, it might not be long before all its health-care workers became patients themselves, due to the trauma, anxiety and depression they were going through, he said.

The report, which gathered information from nurses from ICN member-countries like South Africa until the end of last month, gives insight into how the pandemic has brought mass trauma onto the nursing workforce and also highlights the importance of protecting the front-line caregivers.

It also gives insight into how policy-developers in governments, healthcare facilities and health organisations can deliver on their responsibility to support and strengthen the nursing workforce, which is the backbone of health systems.

The report found that, at the end of last month:

The nursing workforce lost 2 262 nurses to Covid-19 in 59 countries, which is a conservative total, given poor reporting and recording of deaths of health-care workers. More than 1.6 million health-care workers have been infected in 34 countries.

Overall, an average of 10% of Covid19 infections are among health-care workers.

In many countries, nurses were the biggest health-care worker group to contract Covid-19.

In Iran, 45% of the nursing workforce contracted Covid-19 as 60 000 nurses were infected. In Mexico, 21% of its workforce contracted Covid-19.

Lekhoathi said nurses in South African had complained to Denosa about burnout, anxiety, depression and trauma as they were faced with the increasing number of admissions.

They were also experiencing trauma, anxiety and depression due to: ¡ A shortage of staff because of the Treasury’s “ruthless” budget cuts in provincial departments. Abnormally-high infection and death rates among their colleagues. ¡ A lack of rest (many leave applications were declined).

¡ A lack of psychological support from the employer (many have to seek psychological support out of their own pockets).

¡ An increase in medical schemes premiums and inflation while their salaries have not been adjusted since April last year.

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NCDC Accredited Covid-19 Test Centers In Nigeria For Travellers

For those travelling out of Nigeria and need COVID-19 test, below is the list of all NCDC approved covid-19 test centers in Lagos, Abuja and all States in the federation

S/NLABORATORYSTATETESTING PLATFORMTYPE OF LABPUBLIC OR PRIVATE
1State Specialist Hospital, AmacharaAbiaGxpertStatePublic
2State Specialist Hospital, AmacharaOpen PCRStatePublic
3Federal Medical Centre, YolaAdamawaOpen PCRFederalPublic
4Akwa Ibom State Molecular LaboratoryAkwa IbomOpen PCRStatePublic
5COOUTH Awka Abbott LaboratoryAnambraAbbottStatePublic
6General Hospital, OnitshaGxpertStatePublic
7Bauchi Molecular LaboratoryBauchiOpen PCRStatePublic
8Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Laboratory, BauchiOpen PCRFederalPublic
9Bayelsa Molecular LaboratoryBayelsaOpen PCRStatePublic
10161 Nigeria Airfoce Reference Hospital LaboratoryBenueGxpertMilitaryPublic
11University of Maiduguri Teaching HospitalBornoOpen PCRFederalPublic
12University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, CalabarCross RiverGxpertFederalPublic
13Lawrence Henshaw, CalabarGxpertStatePublic
14Delta Mobile LaboratoryDeltaOpen PCRStatePublic
15Federal Medical Centre, AsabaGxpertFederalPublic
16Delta State Molecular Laboratory, WarriOpen PCRFederalPublic
17Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching HospitalEbonyiOpen PCRFederalPublic
18Irua Specialist Teaching HospitalEdoOpen PCRFederalPublic
19University of Benin Teaching HospitalOpen PCRFederalPublic
2054 GeneEkitiOpen PCRPrivatePublic
21University of Nigeria Teaching HospitalEnuguGxpertFederalPublic
22University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital LabOpen PCRFederalPublic
23NCDC National Reference LaboratoryFCTCorbas/Open PCR/GxpertFederalPublic
24Defense Reference LaboratoryCorbasMilitaryPublic
25State House Annex Clinic – NIAOpen PCRFederalPublic
26UN IOM ClinicGxpertUNPublic
27University of Abuja Teaching HospitalGxpertFederalPublic
28University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Molecular LaboratoryOpen PCRFederalPublic
29Federal Medical Centre, OwerriImoGxpertFederalPublic
30Jigawa Molecular LaboratoryJigawaOpen PCRStatePublic
31Ahmadu Bello UniversityKadunaOpen PCRFederalPublic
32Yusuf Dansoho Memorial HospitalGxpertStatePublic
33Barau Diko Teaching HospitalGxpertStatePublic
34Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa General HospitalGxpertStatePublic
35General Hospital, SaminakaGxpertStatePublic
36Aminu Kano Teaching HospitalKanoOpen PCRFederalPublic
3754 GeneOpen PCRPrivatePublic
38Bayero University, KanoOpen PCRFederalPublic
39Federal Medical Centre, Birnin KebbiKebbiGxpertFederalPublic
40State Specialist Hospital, KogiKogiGxpertStatePublic
41Sobi Specialist HospitalKwaraOpen PCRStatePublic
42Lagos University Teaching HospitalLagosOpen PCRstatePublic
43NCDC Central Public Health LabortaoryOpen PCRFederalPublic
44UN IOM ClinicGxpertUNPublic
45Nigeria Navy Reference HospitalGxpertMilitaryPublic
46Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)Corbas/Open PCRFederalPublic
47Lagos State Biobank LaboratoryOpen PCRStatePublic
48Zankli HospitalNasarawaGxpertStatePublic
49Nasarawa State Public Health Diagnostics LaboratoryOpen PCRStatePublic
50Federal Medical Centre, KeffiGxpertFederalPublic
51GX Mobile Laboratory (WOW Truck)NationalGxpertFederalPublic
52Niger State Public Health Laboratory, MinnaNigerOpen PCRStatePublic
53FMC BidaGeneXpert labFederalPublic
5454 GeneOgunOpen PCRPrivatePublic
55OOUTH Afriglobal Medicare, OgunOpen PCRStatePublic
56Molecular and Tissue Culture Laboratory, Babcock University Teaching HospitalOpen PCRPrivatePublic
57Federal Medical Centre, OwoOndoOpen PCRFederalPublic
58African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious DiseasesOsunOpen PCRFederalPublic
59Osun State University, LaboratoryOpen PCRStatePublic
60University College Hospital, Virology Department LaboratoryOyoOpen PCRFederalPublic
61Biorepository and Clinical Virology Laboratory, UCHOpen PCRFederalPublic
62National Verterinary Research InstitutePlateauOpen PCRFederalPublic
63Plateau State Human Virology Research Center (PLASVIREC)AbbottStatePublic
64Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH)GxpertStatePublic
65University of Port Harcourt Teaching HospitalRiversOpen PCRFederalPublic
66Rivers State University Teaching HospitalOpen PCRStatePublic
67University of Port Harcourt Regional Centre for Biotechnology and Bioresources ResearchOpen PCRFederalPublic
68Infectious Disease Laboratory, Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, SokotoSokotoOpen PCRStatePublic
69Taraba State Specialist Hospital, JalingoTarabaGxpertStatePublic
70General Hospital, TakumGxpertStatePublic
71General Sani Abacha State Specialist Hospital, YobeYobeAbbottStatePublic
72Federal Medical Center, GusauZamfaraGxpertFederalPublic