Nigeria destroys 1 million doses of AstraZeneca: ‘Delivered shortly before deadline, impossible to administer’

million doses of vaccine AstraZeneca They were destroyed by the Egyptian authorities. “It has expired‘, tell who Abuja Arguing that international donors handed over the vials on a date close to their expiration date, thus preventing their rapid and large-scale redistribution in the country.

According to the transcript provided by the Nigerian government, the delivery of vaccine packages produced in Great Britain Signed in October. But when the doctors were available for the vials, they realized that their validity had been determined November. Too little to be able to manage to the population, in a country where it has been for the past two weeks Cases increased by over 500%, only with extension 4% of 200 million people have been vaccinated in two doses. Thus, in front of representatives of health authorities and journalists, the flasks were destroyed by bulldozer At a site in the capital, Abuja, where they were placed in boxes.

AstraZeneca vials can be stored safely for at least six months after the date of manufacture, in designated environments.

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