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Friday, 5 March 2021

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Certified Safe By NAFDAC - Health Minister

Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been certified safe for use in Nigeria by the  National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). 


Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie said the certification came some minutes past midnight on Friday, March 5, ahead of the vaccine’s launch in Abuja.


Ehanire who disclosed that the launch would have been cancelled if the agency did not give the final go-ahead, said the vaccine underwent a 48-hour test after arriving in the country on Tuesday, March 2. 


He said; “The long-awaited day is here in which Nigerians can now join the global community to be vaccinated against the dreaded COVID-19 virus."


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