COVID-19 vaccines being produced is as a result of emergency need and must undergo clinical trial before its distributions in Nigeria- NMA President

COVID-19 vaccines being produced is as a result of emergency need and must undergo clinical trial before its distributions in Nigeria- NMA President




The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says COVID-19 vaccines will be clinical tested before being administered and used in Nigeria.


The NMA president, innocent Ujah, on live TV programme Said there are steps to be taken before the vaccines can be recommended.

“The vaccines will come out soon, and if it comes to Nigeria, we need to quickly do our own evaluation,”


“I’m not sure, I cannot say with 100 percent certain that in the process of developing these vaccines and the clinical trial, whether an African countries are involved.

“If not, then because of the biology, environment, genetics composition, we need to do our own clinical trial, very quickly before it can be used on Nigeria,” he said.

He also included that the vaccines being produced is as a result of emergency need of the vaccines and there is need to establish the response of Nigerians.

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