Fake COVID-19 Vaccines In Circulation, FG Tells Nigerians

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The Federal Government has alerted Nigerians against patronising uncertified COVID-19 vaccine from private individuals.

This was disclosed on Monday by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, while speaking during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

According to the minister, the Federal Government was well informed of official reports of large scale fraud and counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines already in circulation.

Enahire said the Federal Government was not ready to procure vaccines from private importers.

He further declared that that no vaccine would be allowed into Nigeria without being certified by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

“The need to involve the private sector in dispensing vaccines will be studied by the vaccine coordinating committee and NPHCDA, which has the mandate to administer vaccines in Nigeria,” the minister added.

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