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Just In: NAFDAC approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria.

Nigeria had obtained the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The process was not without hutches however as there were suspicions of complications resulting from the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine including blood clots.

This was despite assurances from health authorities that the jab was safe to use. A number of top government officials, including President Muhammadu Buhari, publicly took the jab to encourage citizens to get vaccinated.

But on Friday, NAFDAC announced the approval of the Pfizer vaccine.

Nigeria on Thursday recorded 62 new cases of the virus, as infections across the country continue to decline.

So far, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has announced 165,000 infections in the country with about 2063 deaths.

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