However, The National Agency For Food and Drug Administrative Control (NAFDAC) has approved the use of AstraZeneca Vaccine for use in Nigeria.
This was revealed by the Director-General of the agency Prof Mojisola Adeyeye earlier today, and according to her, Nigeria can now fight the war against the Covid-19 pandemic, among other nations of the world with the availability of the vaccine.
It was reported that Adeyeye at a press conference in Abuja said NAFDAC got the dossier of the vaccine a week ago, and the safety committee has since swung into action in testing it’s safety for Nigerians.
Adeyeye confirmed that the vaccine could be stored in 2 to 8°C, and further revealed that there were three additional vaccines being evaluated.
She revealed that the evaluation on Astrazeneca has shown that the vaccine is effective against the United Kingdom variant of the virus which has been reported in Nigeria.