The Federal Government has resorted to the application of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to reduce spreading COVID-19 infection in the country.
The country reported 565 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, August 23, 2021, bringing the total caseload to 187,588.
Also, a total of 2,276 people have died from the virus, according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
The use of Sinopharm, a COVID-19 vaccine produced in China, was disclosed by Faisal Shuaib, head of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
He stated that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has certified the Chinese vaccine for emergency use after carrying out the final assessment of the vaccine.
Shuaib said, “NAFDAC has approved Sinopharm vaccine. The approval was done three days ago. Yes, Sinopharm vaccine has also received WHO certification,” Shuaib disclosed at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.
“So, it is a potential vaccine that we could use,”