The Federal Authorities has once more warned Nigerians towards patronising pretend COVID-19 vaccines mentioned to be in circulation within the nation.

Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, gave the warning on Monday whereas talking on the weekly briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.

The Minister additionally revealed that the Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management, NAFDAC, is presently working in the direction of initiatives to check and authorize extra vaccines to be used in Nigeria.

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He mentioned: “Because of warnings by worldwide police organisations of the excessive price of pretend COVID-19 vaccines mentioned to be in circulation, and experiences of dangers of opposed occasions reported after vaccination, Nigeria won’t settle for vaccines from non-public and unverified sources.

“Along with scaling up vaccination, we scaled up surveillance at our factors of entry to cut back the chance of importation of coronavirus variants mentioned to be extra contagious and virulent”.

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These variants are suspected to be behind the surging COVID-19 instances in Asia and the Americas.

In the meantime, the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, NCDC, on Monday night time, confirmed 37 contemporary instances of COVID-19 in six states.

This brings the whole variety of recorded instances within the nation to 164,756, with 2,062 fatalities, whereas about 154,963 have been efficiently handled and discharged.

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