COVID-19: Fake vaccines in circulation, NAFDAC raises alarm

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday advised Nigerians to be wary of fraudsters circulating fake COVID-19 vaccines.

This comes as global death toll from coronavirus crossed the two million mark on Friday.

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said during a virtual media briefing on Friday that Nigerians should be careful about any vaccine purported to be for Covid-19.

The agency, according to her, is yet to approve any Covid-19 vaccine.

She said: “The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has not received any application from Covid vaccine manufacturers yet and therefore no vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC.

“Covid-19 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.

“There are reports of fake vaccines in Nigeria. NAFDAC is pleading with the public to beware. No Covid vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC. Fake vaccines can cause Covid-like illnesses or other serious diseases that could kill,” said Adeyeye

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