The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the use of Pfizer COVID-19 in Nigeria.
NAFDAC’s approval is coming a few months after it gave a nod for the use of the Oxford-Astrazeneca jabs.
The Director-General of the agency, Mojisola Adeyeye announced this during a virtual meeting on Friday in Abuja, explaining the vaccine is for emergency use.
Earlier in March, Nigeria had received 3.9 million doses of the Astranezeneca jabs and flagged off the vaccination exercise during an event organized by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in Abuja.
“I think that is about the best news we’ve heard since,” said medical doctor, Ngong Cyprian, the first person to take the vaccine in Nigeria. “I only wished my dad had had this vaccine, maybe months ago or so. We lost him but we thank God, and the fight is still on and we will win.”
Since the vaccination campaign began, over 600, 000 persons have taken the jab, as the country records a lower number of infections. (Channels TV)
•PHOTO: File photo: A laboratory technician holds Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines at the Bidafarma wholesale distribution cooperative in Santa Fe, on the outskirts of near Granada, on January 21, 2021. JORGE GUERRERO / AFP