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FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by Mecka: 7:02am On Aug 25, 2021
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said NAFDAC had approved Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV COVID-19 vaccine, to step up efforts to battle a third wave of infections in the country.

The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this on Tuesday, in Abuja, at the National Vaccines briefing.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that BBIBP-CorV, also known as the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine or BIBP vaccine, is one of two inactivated virus COVID-19 vaccines.

He said it was developed by Sinopharm’s Beijing Institute of Biological Products “sometimes written as Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products,” resulting in the two different acronyms BBIBP and BIBP, for the same vaccine.

“It completed phase 3 trials in Argentina, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru and United Arab Emirate (UAE), with over 60,000 participants. BBIBP-CorV shares, similar technology with CoronaVac and Covaxin, other inactivated virus vaccines for COVID-19.

“Its product name is SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine ‘Vero Cell’ not to be confused with the similar product name of CoronaVac,” said Shauib.

He added that the approval was recently granted by NAFDAC and the vaccine had also received the World Health Organisation (WHO) certification.

The NPHCDA boss said, “NAFDAC has approved Sinopharm vaccine, the approval was done three days ago; and yes, Sinopharm vaccine has also received WHO certification.

“So, it is a potential vaccine that we could use.

“There are so many vaccines out there, but one thing that we are very clear about is that we are not going to use all the available vaccines in Nigeria.

“At some point, we are going to draw a line in terms of the number of vaccines we would use, so that we can keep a close watch on the number of vaccines we are utilising in Nigeria,” he said.

NAN also reports that the Moderna vaccines donated by the United State of America, to step-up efforts to battle a third wave of infections in the country had been deployed to 29 States.

The 29 states, out of the 36 states of the federation and the FCT, were said to be prepared to receive the vaccines.

According to NPHCDA, “Readiness here means that the states’ ultra-cold chain equipment are fully functional and able to store the vaccines at the required temperatures.

“Also, the states must have back-up storage facilities such as Walk-in cold room, Walk-in freezer or chest freezers with reliable 24-hr power supply.

“Additionally, the 29 states had trained their health care workers who will monitor the equipment and the vaccines, which was one the immunisation requirement by states to access the vaccines.

“The agency is also calling on the 29 governors to continue to provide the needed oversight and resources, to ensure that the vaccines are secured and maintained in the required temperatures.

“And that all eligible persons are mobilised to access the vaccines to protect themselves, their families and their communities against COVID-19,” Shuaib said.


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Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by RisenJoe(m): 7:03am On Aug 25, 2021
Abeg make una hoard that poison called vaccine as una take hoard the palliatives during the lockdown. Ndi ara

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Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by KillMNKnow(f): 7:05am On Aug 25, 2021
No vaccine for me.... Ain't no anyone's lab rat

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Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by Xixtie(f): 7:09am On Aug 25, 2021
KillMNKnow:
No vaccine for me.... Ain't no anyone's lab rat
Illiteracy isn't bliss.
Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by VoltageDivida(m): 7:11am On Aug 25, 2021
Ok
Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by mushroomFarm: 7:12am On Aug 25, 2021
Xixtie:

Illiteracy isn't bliss.
No sir. A smart mind will refuse new vaccines at this stage. People that got vaccinated still got infected with the delta variant. We do not know yet what is happening neither do we have enough pathological and epidemiological evidences to support the effectiveness of vaccination at this stage against the delta variant and possible variant that could emerge in the future. There is also this untested hypothesis that certain vaccinations might make you more susceptible to other variants that could emerge from anywhere in the future. Everything happening right now isn't so much different from what happens to lab rats.
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I am not saying you shouldn't take it I am saying anyone who refuses to take ain't no fool...
The federal government is doing a great job trying to curb the menace of this pandemic but I want you to also know that scientific findings always influence political decisions. As more scientific facts comes to the surface, even decisions for vaccinations can be reversed.
I am a microbiologist and virologist sir.
Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by KillMNKnow(f): 7:15am On Aug 25, 2021
Xixtie:

Illiteracy isn't bliss.
Proud of my illiteracy... God is separating the goats from the sheeps
Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by monferans0: 7:16am On Aug 25, 2021
undecided how effective is sinopharm? Still wonder why Africa couldn't produce it's own vaccine till now.
Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by Rugaria: 8:26am On Aug 25, 2021
mushroomFarm:

No sir. A smart mind will refuse new vaccines at this stage. People that got vaccinated still got infected with the delta variant. We do not know yet what is happening neither do we have enough pathological and epidemiological evidences to support the effectiveness of vaccination at this stage against the delta variant and possible variant that could emerge in the future. There is also this untested hypothesis that certain vaccinations might make you more susceptible to other variants that could emerge from anywhere in the future. Everything happening right now isn't so much different from what happens to lab rats.
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I am not saying you shouldn't take it I am saying anyone who refuses to take ain't no fool...
The federal government is doing a great job trying to curb the menace of this pandemic but I want you to also know that scientific findings always influence political decisions. As more scientific facts comes to the surface, even decisions for vaccinations can be reversed.
I am a microbiologist and virologist sir.

Very insightful..
Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by AntiBMC(m): 8:26am On Aug 25, 2021
Fg will always approve anything that comes from other countries, especially China, without blinking because they know absolutely nothing about anything.

No scientific research lab to test anything. Even if there was, the lab will be filled with unqualified pple who got the job because they come from a specific tribe. It's such a shame. I pity the people actually lining up to take the vaccine. grin
Re: FG Approves Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine by Jakumo(m): 9:26am On Aug 25, 2021
Even if there was a cash prize of a million dollars handed out to every person that allows themselves to be injected with a Chinese made death vaccine created to amplify the effects of a Chinese-made killer virus, I would need to be shot dead first before that injection would be possible on my dead body.

The Chinese Wuhan bioweapons lab created the Wuhan corona virus pandemic in the first place, so it will definitely be a cold day in hell before I will ever consent to be infected with any dubious Chinese product that purportedly aims to prevent the incurable disease that was most likely created for the specific purpose of depopulating Africa.

Greedy Chinese parasites hope to plunder the natural resources of the entire continent, while also importing swarms of fast-breeding Chinese bat-eaters to infest Africa once most of the blacks have been killed off with virus infections delivered by a needle. Accept a Chinese vaccine at your mortal peril.

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