The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has approved the use of AstraZeneca Vaccine for use in Nigeria.
NAFDAC’s DG, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja
Adeyeye said NAFDAC got the dossier of the vaccine last week, while its safety committee went to work immediately to evaluate its safety and efficacy for Nigerians.
She said the evaluation on Astrazeneca shows that the vaccine is effective against the United Kingdom variant of the virus which has been reported in Nigeria.
The DG stressed that the South African variant has not been reported in Nigeria.
She said, currently that are three additional vaccines undergoing evaluation by the agency, while the agency has over 30 herbal medicines undergoing review for listing.
She also said the vaccine could be stored in two to eight degrees Centigrade.
News3 days ago
Borno pastor in Boko Haram captivity appeals to Buhari, Zulum, CAN to save him from execution within 7 days
Politics1 day ago
BREAKING: Ganduje bombs Buhari: ‘Deal with terrorists and bandits decisively or resign’
News13 hours ago
BREAKING: Boko Haram IED injures 3 PHCN staff working to restore electricity to Maiduguri
News2 days ago
BREAKING: Hours after Buhari rules out amnesty, bandits kidnap ‘over 300 schoolgirls’ in Zamfara school
News4 days ago
JUST IN: Hours after Nigerian troops reclaim Marte, Boko Haram infiltrates Maiduguri, kill scores
News5 days ago
JUST IN: Gunmen attack police station in Abia, kill two officers
Politics2 days ago
2023: Why Buhari’s successor must be Yoruba Muslim – MURIC
Politics3 days ago
APC chairmanship: Sheriff begins consultation with governors, says ‘I’m the best’