Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Is Yet To Reach Nigeria – Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has slammed all news, alleging that the Russian COVID-19 vaccine has not yet arrived in the country.
On 4 September, it was confirmed that vaccines from COVID-19 had already landed in Nigeria.
Mamora told reporters that the Russian Ambassador of Nigeria and Deputy Head of Mission, Alexey Shebarshin, had met Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, to inform him on the Russian vaccine.
He said in quote
“We have not yet received the vaccine and, to the best of my knowledge, it is not yet ready. The Russian Ambassador and the Deputy Head of Mission only visited us to give us an update.
Many other stakeholders joined the meeting virtually. When the vaccine is ready and we have received it, it will be subjected to the usual test by NAFDAC and other relevant authorities.”