Ebele Obiano said that getting the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is a mark to demonstrate the safety of the vaccine against negative speculations about it. She said it is to show the people of Anambra in particular and Nigerians in general that it is safe to take the vaccine.
“I’m doing this to demonstrate that people should be prepared when it’s available to take the vaccine. There’s nothing to worry about,” she said.
Ebele Obiano also confirmed in the live video that Nigeria has not commenced the distribution of coronavirus vaccine.
This is simply to corroborate the recent National Agency for Food and Drug Adminstration and Control (NAFDAC) warning, saying that there are evidence of fake vaccines being circulated in the country.
NAFDAC according to the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said it plans to use traceability with GS1 Technology to monitor COVID-19 vaccine distribution, using Global Trade Item Number (GTIN),
Adeyeye said that the goal of using GS1 Technology was to prevent fake vaccines from infiltrating the supply chain and to ensure there was no diversion.
She said: “This effort will create a reliable and predictable supply chain. A multi-stakeholder technical working group has been meeting to address different issues, from access to distribution to traceability (track and trace) of the vaccines to the monitoring of adverse events following immunisation.”
According to her, NAFDAC is working with other organisations at the continental level to enhance surveillance on vaccines and drugs on the continent.
Although, the Nigerian government is yet to commence the acquisition of the vaccine, it is still trying to meet up with the technical demands associated with it’s storage and the administration of the vaccine.