The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) approved the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine the need for conditional situational use permission of the vaccine in the country for people from 18 years of age.

Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said this in his pronouncement in Abuja.

She said: “After several examinations, the NAFDAC Vaccine Committee concluded that the data on the vaccine met the standard for the efficacy, safety, and quality. The data also reflect that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits surpass its known and potential risks thereby promoting the manufacturer’s recommended use. Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is the third vaccine approved in Nigeria for preventing COVID-19.

“The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is given, as a single dose. Results from a clinical trial show that it was effective at preventing COVID-19 from 18years of age. United States, South Africa, and Latin American countries found that the Janssen vaccine is good.

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