The Federal government has written to bring to notice the importation of fake Covid-19 vaccines to Africa.
The Director, Department of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi in a letter addressed to Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors, Federal Tertiary Health Institutions on 26th March disclosed that, the fake Covid-19 vaccines are already in circulation in Africa, adding that 3,000 doses of the fake vaccines which are Africa-bound from China have been confiscated.
“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 the fake Covid-19 vaccines are already in circulation in Africa.
“To prevent the importation of fake vaccines, kindly note that the Nigerian Custom Service has designed 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 unauthorised institution.
“Please accept the assurance of my best regards,” she wrote.