MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE SAFE FOR ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA SAYS NAFDAC.
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on August 10, 2021
The four million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated to Nigeria by the United States government through the COVAX facility have been certified safe and efficacious for administration on Nigerians.
Speaking at the bi-weekly ministerial press conference yesterday in Abuja, NAFDAC’s Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, observed that the agency painstakingly monitored all incoming vaccines.
Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who also confirmed the safety of the jab, stated that the current administration had not approved private importation of vaccines neither does it procure doses from private sources.
On his part, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Executive Director, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said Nigeria is rolling out the second phase of the vaccination on August 16.
Editor: Okechukwu Eze