By / February 23, 2021

Federal Government Warns Against Circulation Of Fake Coronavirus Vaccines

The Federal Government, on Monday, warned Nigerians against patronising uncertified COVID-19 vaccine from private individuals. The Minister of Health, Osagie…

The Federal Government, on Monday, warned Nigerians against patronising uncertified COVID-19 vaccine from private individuals.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, while speaking during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, PTF on COVID-19, said the Federal Government was aware of official reports of large scale fraud and counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines already in circulation.

He said the Federal Government was not ready to procure vaccines from private importers, adding 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 Nigeriaâ€


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