NAFDAC Warns Nigerians Over COVID-19 Vaccines

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  • NAFDAC alerted Nigerians of the circulation of fake vaccines in the country.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has issued a strong warning over an alleged Coronavirus, COVID-19 Vaccines in the country.

Reacting to rumors making the round over the vaccines, the Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye said NAFDAC has not approved any vaccines or receive any application from COVID-19 Vaccine manufacturers yet.

However, Adeyeye alerted Nigerians of the circulation of fake vaccines in the country as she further cautioned the general public against the use of any COVID-19 vaccines without the agency’s approval.

According to her, COVID-19 vaccines are new, hence, the need to monitor the side effects.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Earlier, Reno Omokri had alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to take Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines on live Television while a cheaper and less effective one is to be given to citizens.

Nafdac Warns Nigerians Over Covid-19 Vaccines
NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye.

In a tweet, Reno noted that such a move will defeat the purpose of spending a huge amount of money on the vaccines as he also challenged President Buhari to take the same vaccines as Nigerians.

It was reported that Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will take the COVID-19 vaccine on live Television to motivate Nigerians to do the same.

Meanwhile, Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE have reportedly raised their vaccine production target for the year 2021 to 2 billion shots (read more here)

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