The Federal Authorities, on Monday, warned Nigerians towards patronising uncertified COVID-19 vaccine from personal people.
The Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, whereas talking in the course of the day by day briefing of the Presidential Process Power, PTF on COVID-19, stated the Federal Authorities was conscious of official experiences of enormous scale fraud and counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines already in circulation.
He stated the Federal Authorities was not prepared to obtain vaccines from personal importers, including that no vaccine can be allowed into Nigeria with out being licensed by the Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management (NAFDAC).
“The necessity to contain the personal sector in shelling out vaccines shall be studied by the vaccine coordinating committee and NPHCDA, which has the mandate to manage vaccines in Nigeria”, he stated.
Additionally, the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation and Chairman of the PTF, urged Nigerians to shun procurement of vaccines from black market.
“We due to this fact plead for endurance and vigilance.
“The multi-sectoral equipment shall be deployed to reinforce the logistics to the ‘last-mile administration’ processes put in place”, he stated.
In accordance with him, the preliminary 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines, lately permitted by NAFDAC, would quickly be acquired.
Recall that the NAFDAC final week granted emergency use authorization for using AstraZeneca vaccines in Nigeria.
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