According to report reaching oyogist.com, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday revealed that it had received reports of the importation of fake COVID-19 vaccine into Nigeria.
NAFDAC Director General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said this while addressing a virtual press conference on Friday,
She said “There are reports of fake vaccines in Nigeria. NAFDAC is begging the public to beware. No COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC. “
“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.
“NAFDAC has not gotten any application from COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers yet, therefore, no vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC,”
“These 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 (them),”