The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has on Friday, stated that it has not approved any Covid-19 vaccine yet, alerting Nigerians about fake Covid-19 vaccines already in circulation in the country,
It urging the public not to purchase such drugs, as they can cause Covid-19-like illnesses, and can lead to deaths.
It also urged government establishments, agencies, and big corporations, not to order for Covid-19 vaccines, without confirming from NAFDAC if the vaccine has been approved.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made these known in Abuja, during a virtual Media briefing.
Her words: “The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has not received any application from Covid Vaccine manufacturers yet, and therefore, no vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC.
“Covid-19 vaccines are new, and the side effects or adverse events must be well monitored, therefore, if NAFDAC does not approve, the public should not use.
“There are reports of fake vaccines in Nigeria. NAFDAC is pleading with the public to beware.
“No Covid Vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC. Fake vaccines can cause Covid-like illnesses, or other serious diseases that could kill.
“Vaccines should not be ordered by any company or corporation. The companies that manufacture the vaccines, if they are genuine companies, know they have to submit their application to NAFDAC.
“No government establishment or agencies should order Covid vaccines, without confirming from NAFDAC if the vaccine has been approved.”
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