The Federal Government has dispelled the possibility of any fake COVID-19 vaccines being administered or sold by unauthorised institutions in the country.
This is contained in a circular by Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, the Director, Department of Hospital Service, Federal Ministry of Health, on behalf of the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire in Abuja.
The circular followed a letter from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 regarding the arrest of about 3,000 doses of fake COVID-19 vaccines destined for Africa from China.
The Minister, who acknowledged receipt of the PTF letter, however, stated: “I am, therefore, to bring this to your notice and dispel any possibility of COVID-19 vaccines being available for sale or being administered by any unauthorised institution.
“To prevent the importation of fake vaccines, kindly note that the Nigeria Customs Service has designated the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as the only Point of Entry (PoE) for imported COVID-19 vaccines.”
He then called the attention of chief medical directors and medical directors of federal tertiary health institutions to the fake COVID-19 vaccines destined for Africa, noting that it had been arrested in China.
Meanwhile, competent sources in the ministry confirmed the information to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
One of the sources said: “the ministry issued a circular to inform the medical directors of federal hospitals about the fake vaccines.
“It is just to let them (medical directors) know that fake COVID-19 vaccines are on the way to Africa but is not in Nigeria.
“Nigeria is not even taking vaccines from China, so there is no way fake vaccines can get into the country because it is only the Federal Government that is authorised to import COVID-19 vaccines for now”.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Edo 2021: Abia Contingency Yet To Receive Full Payment After Games — Report
Kano Pillars Announces The Signing Of Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa
FG To Introduce Emergency Ambulance Services
Neymar Confirms He’ll Renew Deal At PSG
Unemployment Fuelling Insecurity In Nigeria – CAN
UPDATE: Hoodlums Free Over 2K Inmates In Imo [VIDEO]
IPOB, ESN Responsible For Imo Jailbreak, Police Facility Attack— IGP Adamu
Imo Under Siege As Unknown Gunmen Set Police Headquarters, Prisons On Fire, Free Prisoners (Video)
Nigeria Has Become A Massive Killing Field ― Bishop Kukah
Aggrieved Politicians Sponsored Imo Attacks, Says Gov. Uzodinma
METRO23 hours ago
TIMAAS Vows To Deal With Traffic Violators In Abia, Calls Benkas Ben Regular Offender
LIFESTYLE22 hours ago
ABN TV Boss Salutes Paramount Ruler of Ebem Eze Ukoha At 84
BREAKING NEWS18 hours ago
EFCC Arrests Ex-Imo Gov Rochas Okorocha Over Alleged Money Laundering
Religion23 hours ago
Ramadan Fast: Bauchi To Repatriate Commercial Sex Workers To States Of Origin
METRO19 hours ago
Ebubeagu: Anyone Who Registers With New Security Outfit Will Join His Ancestors – IPOB
POLITICS17 hours ago
My People Are Comfortable In PDP, I Have No Plan To Leave — Ikpeazu
METRO24 hours ago
Judiciary Should Not Be Allowed To Select Our Political Leaders – Jonathan
BREAKING NEWS17 hours ago
TIMAAS Stops Traffic Enforcement In Aba [Check Affected Areas]