The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Thursday, February, 18, endorsed the use of AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine for use in Nigeria.
The Director-General, NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, endorsed the vaccine at a news conference in Abuja.
Speaking, the DG said the agency’s safety committee went to work on the vaccine to verify its safety for use by Nigerians and came up with positive results after it received the vaccine a week ago.
Adeyeye stated that the vaccine could be stored between two and eight degree centigrade, adding that three vaccines were being evaluated for their effective use in Nigeria.
She maintained that Astrazeneca is more potent among those being evaluated as it is effective against the British variant COVID-19 virus.
Adeyeye also said that over 30 herbal medicines were undergoing evaluation in Nigeria to ascertain their efficacy for use in curing COVID-19.