Breaking: NAFDAC Approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria

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Breaking: NAFDAC Approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Nigeria - Vantage News Nigeria
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The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Nigeria by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

NAFDAC stated that it set out to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the vaccine immediately it was approved by the World Health Organisation

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, also known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, or AZD1222, is a viral vector vaccine.

An adenovirus, originally derived from chimpanzees, was used and modified by scientists with the aim of training the immune system to mount a strong response against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

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