The Nationwide Major Well being Care Improvement Company (NPHCDA) has clarified that the nation is but to watch any ‘related hostile reactions” from the usage of COVID19 vaccines on Nigerians.
The company in an announcement launched defined that every one unwanted effects reported by those that have been administered by the vaccine have been ‘gentle.’
”We’re conscious of precautionary considerations which have been raised concerning one particular batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine, specifically ABV5300.
We perceive that investigations are being performed to find out if the batch is in any means linked to an noticed aspect impact.
Whereas we await the end result of the investigations, you will need to clearly state that Nigeria didn’t obtain any doses from the batch of vaccines which is at difficulty.
Vaccinations in Nigeria began earlier this month and we now have not noticed any related hostile reactions. All unwanted effects reported by those that have been administered the vaccine have been gentle.
We’re glad that the scientific proof signifies the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to be protected and efficient. Our evaluation is in step with international locations equivalent to Spain and the UK who’ve indicated that they may proceed to manage the vaccine, as a result of it stays an vital software to guard towards COVID-19.
The security of vaccines delivered to Nigeria is paramount to the Presidential Activity Drive on COVID-19. Because of this, it has enhanced multi-sectoral collaboration amongst stakeholders and technical entities such because the FMOH, NPHCDA, NAFDAC, WHO and UNICEF whose cooperation ensures the very best world requirements are met for vaccines delivered to Nigeria earlier than they’re distributed to Nigerians. Clear, rigorous protocols are being adopted to safeguard the well being of Nigerians.
We’re persevering with to observe the developments concerning ABV5300 batch and can share additional info because it turns into accessible.
Within the meantime, we encourage Nigerians who’re amongst these being prioritized within the present part to proceed their confidence and enthusiasm for our vitally vital nationwide vaccine program. Collectively, we are able to save lives.”