NAFDAC raises alarm over fake COVID-19 vaccine, tells Nigerians what to do

NAFDAC raises alarm over fake COVID-19 vaccine, tells Nigerians what to do

- NAFDAC has issued an important warning following the COVID-19 vaccination exercise that kicked-off earlier this month

- The agency's DG Mojisola Adeyeye raised an alarm over fake coronavirus jabs in circulation in the country

- Adeyeye also cautioned Nigerians to refrain from buying the COVID-19 vaccine online

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Amid the circulation of fake coronavirus vaccines in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to be careful.

P.M News reports that the director-general of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, raised the alarm in the statement by NAFDAC’s resident media consultant, Sayo Akintola.

Adeyeye warned Nigerians not to patronise those selling counterfeit vaccines online in order to avoid falling into the wrong hands.

NAFDAC raises alarm over fake COVID-19 vaccine, tells Nigerians what to do
NAFDAC has raised an alarm over the circulation of fake COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria. Photo credit: @NphcdaNG
Source: Twitter

The NAFDAC DG called on the people to be vigilant and expose anyone who might want to divert or profit off COVID-19 vaccines donated.

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Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved recalls that NAFDAC had approved the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria.

NAFDAC's director-general made the announcement on Thursday, February 18, President Buhari's new media aide, Bashir Ahmad, stated on Twitter.

Adeyeye also stated that the vaccine can be stored at 2 to 8-degree centigrade.

1st batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Nigeria

Meanwhile, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said the first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The health agency announced the vaccine's arrival via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday, March 2.

President Muhammadu Buhari's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, also announced the vaccine's arrival via Twitter.

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Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics. She uses her team spirit to encourage others to work hard.


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