The Nigerian Government has warned of fake COVID-19 vaccines that are now in circulation in Africa, Njenje Media News reports.
According to the Federal Government, about 3,000 of the fake vaccines, coming from China to Africa, have been intercepted.
Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, the Director of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), made this declaration in a letter dated March 26, 2021, to the Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions.
In her words:
“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 that the fake COVID-19 vaccines are already in circulation in Africa.
“To prevent the importation of fake vaccines, kindly note that the Nigeria Customs Service has designated 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 assurances of my best regards.”