Watch out: Fake covid-19 vaccines from China in circulation, FG warns

March 28, 2021
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The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health has raised an alarm over fake covid-19 vaccines currently in circulation in Africa.

It was gathered that about 3,000 of the fake vaccines, which were Africa-bound from China have been arrested. 

This was contained in a letter to the Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions on Saturday in Abuja dated 26th of March 2021.

The Director of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi said: “The ministry is in receipt of a letter from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 regarding the arrest of about 3,000 doses of fake COVID-19 vaccines which were Africa-bound from China.

“The report further indicates that the fake COVID-19 vaccines are already in circulation in Africa.

“To prevent the importation of fake vaccines, kindly note that the Nigeria Customs Service has designated Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport as the only Point of Entry (PoE) for imported COVID-19 vaccines.

“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 unauthorized institution. Please accept the assurances of my best regards.”

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