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NAFDAC APPROVES ASTRAZENECA COVID-19 VACCINE USE IN NIGERIA

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has approved the use of AstraZeneca Vaccine for use in Nigeria.

NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said with this development, Nigeria stands in a better position in the ongoing battle against the infection of Coronavirus pandemic among the global community.

The Astrazeneca vaccine was recently approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use to curtail the spread of COVID-19

Recall that last week, Prof. Adeyeye at a press conference in Abuja said NAFDAC got the dossier of the vaccine, while its safety committee went to work immediately to evaluate its safety and efficacy for Nigerians.

While affirming that the vaccine could be stored in 2 to 8 degrees Centigrade, she explained that there were three additional vaccines undergoing evaluation.

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