Health Minister receives samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

Health Minister receives samples of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire (Photo credit: Google)

The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, today September 4, presented samples of the COVID-19 Vaccine to the Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire.

FG receives samples of Russia?s COVID-19 vaccine

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Ministry of Health’s Director of Information, Media and Public Relations, Olujimi Oyetomi.

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According to Oyetomi’s statement, the vaccine has been handed over by the Health 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.

However, the World Health Organisation, WHO, had in a statement said they’re going to appraise the effectiveness of the vaccine when Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, said they had approved a vaccine offering “sustainable immunity”.

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