NAFDAC D-G says Nigeria won’t take expired vaccines again

Written by on December 30, 2021

Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, says the agency is working with international partners to ensure Nigeria gets vaccines with long expiration date.

Adeyeye spoke against the backdrop of the one million doses of vaccines that expired in November and were destroyed by NAFDAC and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency and the Abuja Environmental Protection Agency.

The 1,066,214 doses of expired AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines were destroyed at the Gosa Dumping site in Abuja.

On the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, the D-G said that studies on the variants was still ongoing globally.

She advised Nigerians to continue to adhere to the safety measures given by the various health authorities to further curb the spread of the virus.

Prof. Adeyeye, said that NAFDAC is working on reducing importation of drugs from its present 70 per cent to 30 per cent by 2025.

Seun Fakorede

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