COVID -19 vaccines are available, safe, says DG NCDC



Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, has allayed fears of vaccine shortage in Nigeria.

Speaking at a roundtable with select editors at the NCDC headquarters in Abuja, Adetifa said that it was important to make this clarification so that will come for the vaccines across the country. He insisted enough vaccines.

The vaccines are available, he argued, saying is, however, a shortage of coming forward to take the vaccines.Equally, he acknowledged that has been a massive campaign to ensure many more Nigerians turn to be vaccinated.

Dr Adetifa assured that the vaccines work;they are available and they are safe.

He also said the travel restrictions being imposed by countries because of the Omicron variant of were not based on science.The responses so far are simply driven by fear of the unknown, he said.

Furthermore, the DG assured Nigerians that the NCDC portal is currently up and now, adding that efforts have been to the site’s capacity.

As Yuletide approaches, the DG appealed to Nigerians to continue to avoid crowded areas. He urged to use their masks properly. is the to be vigilant, he said as he urged to report what they find with regards to diseases through the appropriate channels.

recorded 214, 270 cases of the 3,580,510 tests so far.