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COVID-19: Nigeria Receives Russian Vaccine


The federal government have announced its  decision to forward the Russian-made COVID-19 Vaccine to the drug regulatory agencies, the National Agency for Drug and Food Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Nigeria Institute for Pharmaceutical Development (NIPRD).

While recieving the vaccine from Russian Federation Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey. Shebarshin, Nigeria’s Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said;

“The consensus of decision reached was to quickly refer the vaccine to the necessary professional institutes and agencies of the Federal Ministry of Health beginning with NAFDAC, NIPRD, and for a team of Scientists and advisors to the Ministry to get to work on possible patronage of the Russian Vaccine to alleviate the plight of Nigerians under the COVID-19 pandemic,”


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