Beware of fake Covid19 vaccine in circulation—NAFDAC says

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The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye has raised alarm over reports of fake COVID19 vaccines in circulation in the country.

She said this during a virtual media briefing on January 15. She urged Nigerians not to purchase such drugs as they can cause COVID-19-like illnesses and could kill.

“The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has not received any application from Covid Vaccine manufacturers yet and therefore no vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC.

Covid-19 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.

There are reports of fake vaccines in Nigeria. NAFDAC is pleading with the public to beware.

No Covid Vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC. Fake vaccines can cause Covid-like illnesses or other serious diseases that could kill.

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.

No government establishment or agencies should order Covid vaccines without confirming from NAFDAC if the vaccine has been approved.” she said.