”COVID19 vaccines carry a certain amount of risk” – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire says


The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has knowledgeable Nigerians that the COVID19 vaccines convey a positive quantity of danger whilst applied.

On February 11, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a file detailing the use and dangers related to the AstraZeneca vaccine. According to the Health organization, humans with a records of intense allergy to any aspect of the vaccine have to now no longer take it,” and it’s also now no longer advocated for people more youthful than 18 years “pending the consequences of in addition studies”.

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Ehanire at the click briefing via way of means of the presidential undertaking force (PTF) on COVID19 on Monday, February 15, said preparations had been made for powerful distribution of the vaccines which might be anticipated to reach Nigeria via way of means of the give up of February.

“It is crucial to strain that every one COVID-19 vaccines convey a positive quantity of danger, and any vaccine now no longer authorised via way of means of the federal ministry of fitness via its organizations can not be utilized in Nigeria.

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The authorities will now no longer be accountable for the protection or efficacy of vaccines given out of doors the framework of the authorities. All the desires of Nigeria had been cautiously calculated via way of means of NPHCDA, and it’s far feasible to house all hobbies withinside the framework.

We have endured to paintings at the rollout of our COVID-19 vaccines, after they arrive. This morning, I inaugurated the vaccine coordination committee, an inter-ministerial, multi-sectoral committee to deal with numerous problems abnormal to COVID-19 vaccine acquisition via way of means of Nigeria. Their feature is to endorse on coordinating get right of entry to to acquisition and distribution of vaccines whilst available, and on our immunization strategy.

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The ministry of fitness additionally engaged the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), who knowledgeable us of the loose allocation of 1.four million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, of which 500,000 doses are anticipated via way of means of the give up of this month, courtesy of MTN donation of 7 million doses to Africa.

The stability of 900,000 doses for Nigeria is anticipated via way of means of the give up of March 2021. Other reassets of vaccines are below negotiation.”Ehanire said

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The Minister disclosed that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has acquired dossiers for vaccines synthetic in Russia, India, and China for assessment and validation to be used in Nigeria, with a number of them almost equipped for consequences.

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