Health officials in Nigeria say they’re worried that fake coronavirus vaccines are being sold in the country.
The Director General of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food Drug and Administration Control, Mojisola Adeyeye, said no drugs had been approved, and any being marketed could cause serious illness.
She urged people to be sensible, and careful.
There’s been a sharp rise in infections in Nigeria in recent weeks, and the vaccine rollout is not expected to begin until March.
The BBC’s Chris Ewokor in Abuja says the Nigerian authorities recently announced that they hope to vaccinate 40% of the population this year – that’s around 83 million people.
Nigeria has so far procured 10 million doses. – BBC