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NAFDAC raises alarm on fake COVID-19 vaccines in circulation

 The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, says it has not yet approved any COVID-19 Vaccine for use in the country.

 The Director-General of NAFDAC Professor Mojisola Adeyeye stated this at a virtual press briefing on the infiltration of non-approved vaccines on sale on various social media platforms.

She advised Nigerians to be wary of those selling the “fake” products as the country was still expecting the Pfizer-made COVID-19 Vaccines which will pass validation before been administered to Nigerians. 

The NAFDAC DG also warned Government and private establishments against purchasing any COVID-19 Vaccine without receiving clearance from the regulatory body.

 Professor Adeyeye assured that the Agency will deploy it’s Phase 4 Pharmaco-vegelance to monitor any adverse effect on Nigerians when been approved for use.
             
The NAFDAC boss noted that the Agency after due validation of the Pfizer COVID-19 product will in collaboration with her sister agencies use a holistic approach for  effective delivery of the vaccines across the country. 

 EMMANUEL KUTARA

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