NAFDAC approves Moderna, Sputnik COVID-19 vaccines for use


The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for use in Nigeria.

The Director-General of NAFDAC,  Moji Adeyeye,  at a news conference in Abuja this morning announced the approval of the Moderna and Sputnik vaccines.

Adeyeye said the vaccines are for emergency use.

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


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