We mustTest COVID-19 Vaccines Before Giving It To Nigerians – NMA




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The Medical Association on Monday said COVID-19 vaccines being imported into the country undergo a quick clinical trial before it is administered to citizens.

According to the NMA President, Professor Innocent Ujah, reactions to vaccines differ among different races.

“If the vaccines come to Nigeria, we to quickly do own evaluation of that ,” he said, during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. “I cannot say with 100 percent certainty that in the process of developing this , in the clinical trials, whether any African countries were involved. I’m not too sure, but it’s possible.

“Then because of the biology, because of the environment, because of genetic composition, we to do own clinical trials very quickly before it can be used on Nigerians. While we do not question the efficacy and safety, the responses vary from place to place.

“Recall that when we were using chloroquine, the southern part was not responding to chloroquine, some parts of the north were. But in totality it was thought that chloroquine were longer effective and we changed.”

President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA). Professor Innocent Ujah, appeared on Sunrise Daily on December 28, 2020.
President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA). Professor Innocent Ujah, appeared on Sunrise Daily on December 28, 2020.

The NMA is also seeking additional funding from the as continue to suffer from the deadly pandemic.

At least 20 died in the past week after contracting COVID-19, according to the of the NMA in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr Enema Amodu.

The died in the course of treating infected who failed to disclose their true health status, Amodu said.

“We don’t anybody to in the service of their country,” Ujah said. “That’s why we talk about infection prevention and control. And we believe that working with the , the PTF, and the Ministry of Health, we to continually train our – doctors, nurses – and anyone who has anything to do with on infection prevention and control.

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