The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that although the COVID-19 vaccines have clear issues, their benefits outweigh the risks involved.
The Director-General of NAFDAC, Mojisola Adeyeye, said this during her appearance on Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, March 17. She strongly urged that the vaccination exercise should go on as scheduled despite fears over the side effects.
Dr Adeyeye said, “People are dying of COVID-19. The vaccines should not be stopped unless it is a statistically massive occurrence of the side effect. It is clear that these are serious issues, but the benefits outweigh the risk.”
The NAFDAC DG also rejected the notion that there had been widespread side-effects among those who were vaccinated in Nigeria. According to her, only six persons among the five-hundred workers and others who were vaccinated at the National Hospital Abuja reported side effects.
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