NAFDAC to begin exercise to halt infiltration of falsified, sub-standard COVID-19 vaccines
The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has announced that the agency would soon commence a ‘track and trace’ exercise.
She explained that this was to mitigate and potentially halt the infiltration of falsified and sub-standard COVID-19 vaccines already detected in the global supply chain.
She made the disclosure on Thursday in continuation of the series of presidential briefings coordinated by the Communications Team at the State House in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
This edition of the meeting focused on the health sector and plans for the smooth roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines received recently by the government.
Adeyeye noted that an indigenous software was also being employed to check the authenticity of received products.
She revealed that NAFDAC was collaborating with the Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to ensure safe monitoring of medicines in the market