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Covid-19: Two Local Vaccines Readily Available – PTF

By Damilola Adeyemo

The Presidential Taskforce ( PTF) has said that Nigerians Scientist have produced two local Covid-19 vaccines awaiting trials and clinical certification.

In a statement, PTF Chairman and Secretary to the federation Boss Mustapha said “The disclosure that Nigerian scientists have produced at least two local COVID-19 vaccines, which are awaiting clinical trials and certification, is significant. I call on all relevant agencies to provide the required support and enabling environment for smooth conduct of the remaining protocols for the certification of these vaccines with a view to encouraging and motivating other researchers,” he said.

He said the PTF had taken delivery of 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from MTN Nigeria, which are currently undergoing verification by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

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