NAFDAC approves use of Moderna And Sputnik COVID-19 vaccines
The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control has approved
two more COVID-19 vaccines for use in Nigeria.
Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Moji Adeyeye who made the announcement
on Thursday, July 15, said the vaccines were approved for emergency use.
The approval comes as fears of a COVID-19 third wave in Nigeria continue to loom.
Professor Adeyeye noted that though Sputnik vaccine which is produced in Russia
has not yet been approved by the World Health Organisation, NAFDAC has carried
out independent checks on the vaccine and found that the benefits outweigh the
risks. The agency had earlier approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer jabs, also
for emergency use.