The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration NAFDAC has says COVID-19 vaccine will be administered on Nigerians without clinical trial.
NAFDAC spokesman, Sayo Akintola, said there was no need for clinical trials because the World Health Organisation had alrady certified the vaccine.
The coronavirus vaccine is expected to be administered on Nigerians in January 2021.
Added that a sample of the vaccine will be taken to the laboratory to ascertain it’s safety and efficacy before inoculation on Nigerians.
The Nigeria Medical Association had asked the Federal Government to evaluate the COVID-19 vaccine before administering it on Nigerians.
The Federal Government had already unveiled plans to purchase the vaccine with $40bn.
President Muhammadu Buhari had reportedly directed the Presidential Taskforce on COVID -19 to proceed with the procurement arrangements.