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COVID-19: NAFDAC Approves Pfizer Biotech Vaccine For Emergency Use Authorisation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has approved the Pfizer Biotech Vaccine for emergency use authorisation for COVID-19 in Nigeria. Its Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known on Friday in a live/zoom media briefing in Lagos. Adeyeye said: “We have approved Pfizer Biotech Vaccine for possible use in the country. “Our COVID-19 vaccine team ...

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Lagos Receives Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines

The vaccines were provided by COVAX, in an unprecedented global effort to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday received shots of the COVID-19 vaccines at the State House, Abuja, and since then other eminent Nigerians have also received it. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has received doses of ...

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I Will Not Take COVID-19 Vaccine, Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello Dares Buhari

AGAINST President Muhammadu Buhari’s call that frontline health workers and strategic leaders take COVID-19 vaccine first, Yahaya Bello, Kogi State governor, has said that he does not need the vaccine.  Bello, in an interview on Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Friday night, said he did not need to take the vaccine because he was 100 percent hale and hearty. He, however, admitted that ...

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Photos: Go And Get Vaccinated, Buhari Tells Nigerians As He, Osinbajo Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo have both taken a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the full glare of the public. The duo took the vaccine at the New Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja and shortly after that the Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, presented them ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate To Become Major Travel Requirement – FG

COVID-19 vaccine certificates will soon become a mandatory requirement to travel anywhere in the world, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, has said. Mustapha stated this while also calling on all Nigerians to avail themselves to be vaccinated against the virus. It would be recalled that Nigeria received 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines on ...

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NAFDAC Approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye made the announcement during a live briefing on Thursday. She said that the vaccine can be stored at 2 to 8-degree centigrade. According to the NAFDAC Boss, there are three additional ...

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NPHCDA: Nigeria Has Enough Storage Capacity For COVID-19 Vaccines

The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib has said that the federal government has developed a comprehensive vaccine deployment plan with adequate storage capacity to the keep covid-19 vaccines. Shuaib who stated this at the yesterday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja said reports of lack of storage capacity ...

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Nigeria, China Hold Talks On Access To Covid-19 Vaccines

The Nigerian government has opened talks with the People’s Republic of China on how to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the country. Speaking at a closed door meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, Nigeria’s minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, said China has been assisting the country since the advent of the pandemic, noting that the donation of protective ...

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Nigeria To Access COVID-19 Vaccine From Jan 2021, Says Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has assured that Nigeria and other African countries will have access to COVID-19 vaccines from the end of January 2021. A statement released by the ministry of foreign affairs quoted Okonjo-Iweala as making this statement during a meeting with Geoffrey Onyeama, the foreign affairs minister, on Wednesday. “As long ...

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COVID-19: No Vaccine Approved Yet For Clinical Trials – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has not approved any vaccine for clinical trials to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Clearing the air on the rumours that clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine will soon begin in African countries, including Nigeria, the agency stressed that before any clinical trial begins in the country, it must ...

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