[JUST IN] NAFDAC Approves Moderna And Sputnik Vaccines For Use In Nigeria

NAFDAC
  • …although the Sputnik vaccine has not yet been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), NAFDAC has carried out independent checks on the vaccine…

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the Moderna and Sputnik vaccines for use in Nigeria.

Both vaccines received emergency approval for use in the country.

Read also: NAFDAC Approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria 

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Moji Adeyeye, announced this on Thursday at a news conference in Abuja.

She explained that although the Sputnik vaccine has not yet been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), NAFDAC has carried out independent checks on the vaccine and found that the benefits outweigh the risks.

Recall that EKO HOT BLOG reported that the foods and drugs agency approved the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use back in February.

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