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Nigeria Has Started Clinical Trials Of Its Own Coronavirus Vaccines by Aesculapiul: 2:32am On Mar 29, 2021
In Nigeria, the government's covid-19 vaccine development program appears to be progressing gradually. On Tuesday March 23, 2021, Federal Government Secretary Boss Mustapha (photo) announced that two vaccines are in development against the virus.
During a press conference of the Presidential Task Force Against the Coronavirus (PTF) that he heads, the official praised the efforts of Nigerian researchers for the development of a local solution against the pandemic. “ The revelation that Nigerian scientists have produced at least two local covid-19 vaccines that are awaiting clinical trials and certification is significant. This is a development that will open a new perspective in scientific breakthroughs, and boost the morale and image of the medical industry in the country, ”he said.
The announcement comes as African countries face a vaccine shortage, which has slowed their vaccination campaigns. In January 2021, the Nigerian authorities announced the release of $ 25.2 million to allow Nigerian laboratories to join forces with international firms, in order to locally produce the vaccines to be administered to its population.
“ As we work to develop our own vaccines, Nigeria is exploring the possibilities of licensed production, in collaboration with recognized institutions. We are also exploring the option of local vaccine production in the country, ”said Osagie Ehanire, Nigerian Minister of Health.
Remember that Madagascar has also developed a local remedy against covid-19. His herbal tea, Covid-Organics, had then aroused criticism from the WHO and the international community.
" I call on all relevant agencies to provide the necessary support and an enabling environment for the smooth running of the remaining protocols for the certification of these vaccines, to encourage and motivate other researchers, " the secretary told media. Boss Mustapha.
Note that Nigeria has already obtained several thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to launch its vaccination campaign.

Recently, news about the side effects of some vaccines is worrying. I hope that the vaccines in our country will be popularized as soon as possible.

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