- Nigeria will not stop the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government has stated
- This information was made known by the PTF national incident manager Dr. Mukhtar Mohammed
- This came following reports of some countries suspending the use of the vaccine until further notice
The federal government has said it will continue to administer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines amid reported cases of possible side effects.
This was made known by Dr. Mukhtar Mohammed, national incident manager of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 while speaking on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.
According to Dr. Mohammed, documentation has so far shown that AstraZeneca's jab is safe to use.
The PTF national incident manager's comment is coming on the heels of European countries suspending the use of the coronavirus vaccine after reports of blood clots in people who received the vaccine
At least 16 countries have suspended the use of the vaccine following these rather disturbing developments.
The health authorities in various countries noted that the suspension is pending an investigation to determine whether there is a link between the shots and blood clots.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government reacted to the possible side effects of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The government on Thursday, March 11, said that the country is yet to observe any similar adverse reactions to the vaccine after the vaccination exercise kicked-off earlier this month.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) issued the clarification in a series of tweets via its official handle @NphcdaNG.
In a related development, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to be careful amid the circulation of fake coronavirus vaccines in Nigeria.
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.
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