African nation to destroy 1 million Covid-19 vaccines

African nation to destroy 1 million Covid-19 vaccines

Nigeria is going to destroy a million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, a top health official has said, promising that the country will no longer be accepting jabs with short shelf life.

The vaccines that were beyond their date of use have been withdrawn and will be destroyed in line with the protocol, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), said on Monday.

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No Nigerian citizens have been injected with expired jabs, Shuaib assured during a briefing. The country will accept no more fast-expiring vaccines, as it did previously,…

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