The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to beware of fake Covid-19 vaccine being imported into Nigeria.
The Director General of NAFDAC Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said this while addressing a virtual press conference on Friday,
The agency warned it has not received or approved any COVID-19 vaccine from manufacturers for use in the country.
“There are reports of fake vaccines in Nigeria. NAFDAC is begging the public to beware. No COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC. “
Acccording to her, fake COVID-19 vaccines can cause COVID-like illnesses or other serious diseases that is fatal.
“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.
“NAFDAC has not gotten any application from COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers yet, therefore, no vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC,” Adeyeye said.
“These 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 (them),” Adeyeye warned.