COVID-19 Vaccine Will Not Alter DNA- FG Assures

 

Moses Ofodeme

The National Orientation Agency, on Sunday, January 10, has dismissed fears that the COVID-19 vaccine will alter DNA results.

The NOA via a statement made the clarification ahead of the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria which will help in the fight against the virus which has killed over 1,300 Nigerians.

It said the vaccine will be subjected to laboratory examinations to ensure it is safe before being administered to humans.

“COVID-19 vaccine does not alter your DNA. It triggers an immune response that will protect your body against the virus if encountered,” the agency said on its official Twitter handle.

“Once you and your community members are protected, the chances of the spread of the disease are reduced.”

In other posts, the Agency said, “There is no scientific evidence that the vaccine will change or affect human genetic information (DNA).

“The vaccine will be subjected to laboratory examinations to ensure it is safe before being administered on humans.

“The vaccine cannot infect you with COVID-19. It is meant to protect you from COVID-19. Once your vaccination doses are completed, you become protected.”

The NOA clarified that the coronavirus vaccine to be procured by the Federal Government does not contain a microchip.

The agency said this in a series of tweets titled ‘Things to know about #COVID19 vaccination!’ on Sunday.

On whether the COVID-19 vaccine contained a microchip, the Federal Government’s agency said the Ministry of Health would certify the vaccine safe before being administered.

It said, “No! COVID-19 vaccine does not contain any harmful substance or micro-chip. All vaccines including COVID-19 vaccines are manufactured under strict compliance with WHO guidelines.

“Also, before the vaccine is administered in Nigeria, NAFDAC will test and certify it is safe for human use.”

#COVID19 VACCINE

 

Things to know about #COVID19 vaccination!@NigeriaGov is in the process to procure vaccine to protect citizens from contracting the virus.

This thread answers your questions/concerns about getting vaccinated. #PreventCovid19#TakeResposibility#StaySafe pic.twitter.com/uFhDyaRLH1

— NOA Nigeria (@NOA_Nigeria) January 10, 2021

On whether the vaccine could infect with COVID-19, NOA said, “The vaccine will be subjected to laboratory examinations to ensure it is safe before being administered to humans.

“No! the vaccine cannot infect you with COVID-19. It is meant to protect you from infection. Once your vaccination doses are complete, you become protected.”

NIS Abuja Office Razed By Fire

Moses Ofodeme

Fire has on Sunday razed parts of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) headquarters in Abuja.

This was contained in a statement issued by the NIS on its official Twitter handle, stating that the fire affected some of the offices in the headquarters.

The fire, whose cause is still being investigated, has been put out by firefighters.

NIS said, “A fire incident occurred in our Service Headquarters this Morning. It affected some of our Offices.

“The fire has been put out by our Federal Fire Station&support from other agencies around the Airport.

“The cause of the fire is being investigated. We assure the public that the incident will not in any way affect the discharge of our services.”

A fire incident occurred in our Service Headquarters this Morning. It affected some of our Offices.
2.The fire has been put out by our Federal Fire Station&support from other agencies around the Airport.
3.The cause of the fire is being investigated.We assure the public that the

— Nigeria Immigration Service (@nigimmigration) January 10, 2021.

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