The federal government has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V.
Russia ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, delivered the vaccine to Nigeria’s health Minister, Osagie Ehanire.
Russia in August became the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine before any data had been published or a large-scale trial begun.
Meanwhile, the Lancet in a recent article claimed that the results of two trials, conducted in June-July this year and involving 76 participants, showed 100% of participants developing antibodies to the new coronavirus.
It also adds that no serious side effects was recorded.