FG Raises Alarm Over Fake COVID-19 Vaccines

The Federal Government has issued a strong warning to Nigerians about the circulation of fake COVID-19 vaccines.

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Charman Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19, gave the warning during Monday briefing of the PTF on COVID-19.

Mustapha added that Nigeria is set to receive four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of efforts to stem the wave of the pandemic.

However, the PTF Boss stressed the need to continue to take responsibility by observing all the non-pharmaceutical measures.

Fake COVID-19 Vaccines

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, had earlier approved AstraZeneca vaccines in Nigeria. reported that NAFDAC recently approved Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, who disclosed this during a Press Conference, said the agency got the vaccine’s dossier about two weeks ago.

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PTF Chairman raises alarm Over Fake COVID-19 Vaccines

According to Adeyeye, the NAFDAC safety committee immediately evaluated Nigerians’ safety and efficacy.

The NAFDAC boss said AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine‘s evaluation shows that it is effective against the UK COVID-19 variant reported in Nigeria.

On his part, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said the Federal government is aware of official reports of large scale fraud and counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines that are already in circulation.


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