NAFDAC approves Astrazeneca for COVID-19 vaccination

February 19, 2021

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has approved the emergency use of Astrazeneca’s Coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria. it’s Director-General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, said at a press conference in Abuja that NAFDAC got the dossier of the vaccine a week ago, while its safety committee went to work immediately to evaluate its safety and efficacy on Nigerians.

While affirming that the vaccine could be stored at two to eight degrees Centigrade, Adeyeye explained that there were three additional vaccines undergoing evaluation.

According to her, the evaluation of the AstraZeneca vaccine shows that it is effective against the United Kingdom variant of the virus, which has been reported in Nigeria.

The NAFDAC DG stressed that the South African variant had not been reported in Nigeria, while the agency had over 30 herbal remedies undergoing review for listing.

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