Fed Govt dispels possibility of fake COVID-19 vaccines

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The Federal has dispelled the possibility of any fake -19 vaccines being administered or sold by unauthorised institution in the country.

, Department of Hospital , Federal of Health Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, stated this in a circular he signed on behalf of the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire in Abuja.

The circular followed a letter from the Presidential Task (PTF) on -19 regarding the arrest of about 3,000 doses of fake -19 vaccines destined for Africa from .

The minister, who acknowledged receipt of the PTF letter, however, stated: “ am, therefore, to bring this to your notice and dispel any possibility of -19 vaccines being available for sale or being administered by any unauthorised institution.

“To the importation of fake vaccines, kindly note that the Nigeria has designated the Nnamdi Azikiwe International , Abuja, as the only Point of Entry (PoE) for imported COVID-19 vaccines.”

He then called the attention of chief medical directors and medical directors of federal tertiary health institutions to the fake COVID-19 vaccines destined for Africa, noting that it had been arrested in .

Meanwhile, competent sources in the confirmed the information to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

One of the sources said: “The issued a circular to inform the medical directors of federal hospitals about the fake vaccines.

“It is just to let them (medical directors) know that fake COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to Africa but is in Nigeria.

“Nigeria is even taking vaccines from . So, there is way fake vaccines can into the country because it is only the Federal that is authorised to import COVID-19 vaccines for now.”