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NAFDAC APPROVES MODERNA, ASTRAZANECA AND SPUTNIK V VACCINES

 

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced the approval of Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines and conditional approval of Sputnik V vaccine.

Making the announcement, the NAFDAC Director General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, at a press conference saidd that the NAFDAC Vaccine Committee has been carefully assessing several vaccines despite the fact that the vaccines have been approved by stringent regulatory countries or have received WHO’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL).

Dr Adeyeye also noted that NAFDAC gives full reviews for vaccines that have not gone through EUL route.

She added, NAFDAC is the first National Regulatory Agency in Africa to have Guidance on Regulatory Preparedness for EUA, Licensing or Access to COVID-19 Vaccines.

The NAFDAC DG said the Agency did a thorough assessment of each vaccine and were found to have the quality, safety and efficacy attributes, with the benefits far outweighing the risks.

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