The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved Pfizer-BionTech vaccines for possible use in Nigeria.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General, NAFDAC, disclosed this on Friday at a news conference in Lagos.
Adeyeye said the vaccines were reviewed carefully to make sure that the science behind the development was well understood and in accord with world regulatory activities.
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According to her, the body used reliance, “meaning that a more mature regulatory agency across the globe, we can use that as a basis for our review.”
She said NAFDAC would get the assessment report, know the peculiarity there, then the COVID-19 committee would get to do their job.
NAFDAC had earlier in the year approved the use of AstraZeneca vaccines in Nigeria, which was distributed to states.
The first dose of AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered in Nigeria while administration of the second dose would kick-off in May 2020.