COVID-19: No vaccine approved for clinical trial – NAFDAC


The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) says no vaccine has been approved for any clinical trial in the fight against COVID-19.

NAFDAC Director-General Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, in a statement yesterday, said a vaccine clinical trial for the pandemic might not happen before one year to eighteen months, after clinical trials must have been conducted in different countries.

“This will be followed by rigorous in-country assessment in line with laid down protocols to further ensure safety and efficacy,” she said.

She said the agency had granted a conditional emergency use approval of COVID-19 medical devices such as antibody and antigen test kits, and personal protective equipment, among others, to companies, as part of its regulatory steps against COVID-19 .


Dear valued readers, subscribe to the Daily Trust e-paper to continue enjoying our diet of authoritative news. Kindly subscribe here

Download Daily Trust News App

Get it on Google Play
Share this article

Join us on

Join our whatsapp group here for Breaking News, Exclusives , others

Complain about a story or Report an error and/or correction: +2348189301900 (Whatsapp and SMS only) Email:

DISCLAIMER: Comments on this thread are that of the maker and they do not necessarily reflect the organizations stand or views on issues.