Mamora - No Russian COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria

Mamora - No Russian COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria

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No Russian COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria

Mamora - No Russian COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria

Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Minister of State for Health, has said that there is no Russian COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria yet.

The minister said that Alexey Shebarshin, the Russian Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission, merely visited the ministry and gave an update on the vaccine.

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However, he stated that on arrival, the vaccine would be tested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, which is lawfully empowered to do so.

He said,

“We have not yet received the vaccine and, to the best of my knowledge, it is not yet ready.

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The Russian Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission only visited us to give us an update. Many other stakeholders joined the meeting virtually.

When the vaccine is ready and we have received it, it will be subjected to the usual test by NAFDAC and other relevant authorities.”

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