Federal Government Receives Samples of Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine


The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine from Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin.


According to a statement released by Olujimi Oyetomi, the Ministry of Health’s Director of Information, Media, and Public Relations, the vaccines were presented by the Russian envoy to the Health Minister during a visit to the ministry in Abuja today, September 4.


Earlier, the World Health Organisation, WHO, said it would review the effectiveness of the vaccine when Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, said they had approved a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity”.


The statement added that the vaccine samples has been handed over immediately by the Minister to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, and the Nigeria Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development, and others for review and possible validation.

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