The attention of the management Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has been drawn to an online investigative reportage by Premium Times on the issue of the sale of COVID-19 Vaccination Cards within LASUTH premises. 

We wish to state that while we appreciate the reporter for doing due diligence and reportage on this fraudulent acts, we condemn efforts not to extract a balanced reporting by seeking proper information from LASUTH management before going to press. 

Since the advent of COVID-19 vaccination in the State and LASUTH, the process of COVID-19 vaccination has been efficiently carried out  LASUTH  and is currently done in the LASUTH Immunization Clinic located just beside the Stroke Ward. At the Immunization clinic, members of the public, staff and other Nigerians who seek to be vaccinated are taken through a seamless process of information collection, proper vaccination and documentation of the process on the NPHCDA website by staff of the Immunization Clinic. 

They are also given appointments for other doses based on whichever is given at contact. The staff of LASUTH Immunization Clinic were only provided with the access to document electronically the current vaccination given and not past or future vaccinations. 

We believe that whoever the fraudster is would have full access to the NPHCDA website and may have been working clandestinely with other officials that are not within LASUTH. 

We dissociate the hospital from this report even though it seems to be happening within the premises but is not officially sanctioned nor commissioned by the management of the Hospital. Further checks revealed that the quoted name Solomon Oriere is not on the nominal roll of LASUTH. 

We invite the reporter and other members of the public to visit the LASUTH Immunization Clinic which is the only commissioned and recognized outlet for COVID-19 vaccination in the Hospital and observe proceedings for themselves.

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