NAFDAC WARNS ON CIRCULATION OF FAKE MENINGITIS VACCINES

In News 2019-04-04 16:18:28
NAFDAC WARNS ON CIRCULATION OF FAKE MENINGITIS VACCINES
NAFDAC WARNS ON CIRCULATION OF FAKE MENINGITIS VACCINES

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public on the circulation of a fake meningitis vaccine circulating in Niger Republic.

 

In a press statement by its Director General Prof. Moji Adeyeye, health authorities in that country sonded out the alert on fake vaccines after it was discovered during a routine inspection of pharmacies in the capital, Niamey in March.

 

The agency also added that the fake vaccine had a manufacturing date of December 2016, and an expiring date of November 2021.

 

Importers and retailers of pharmaceutical products were warned by the agency as well not to import or sell the fake vaccine.