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Federal Government raises alarm on presence of fake COVID-19 vaccines

The Federal Government says there are fake COVID-19 vaccines currently in circulation in Africa.

It says that about three thousand of the fake vaccines, which were Africa-bound from China, have been intercepted.

The Director of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health, Doctor Adebimpe Adebiyi, made the known in a letter to the Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions.

She said the ministry is in receipt of a letter from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 regarding the confiscation of the doses of fake COVID-19 vaccines which were Africa-bound from China.

Doctor Adebimpe Adebiyi, said to prevent the importation of fake vaccines, the Nigeria Customs Service has designated Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport as the only Point of Entry for imported COVID-19 vaccines.

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