Vaccine Efficacy: PSN assures Nigerians of safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

*The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has assured consumers, that the Coronavirus Vaccines are safe and effective against the raging pandemic

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

In defusing some common conspiracy theories and/or tales about fertility or the virus vaccines effectiveness, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Kaduna State Chapter, has urged Nigerians to ensure that they take shots of the full doses of COVID-19 Vaccines.

The professional association also assured the Nigerian consumers, that the Coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective.

Pharm. Talatu Uwa Ebune, Chairman of PSN Kaduna State Chapter, while making remarks on the forthcoming 2021 World Pharmacist Day, scheduled for September 25, said the association had lined up activities ranging from rally, lecture, and drug exhibition to make the first edition of the Day after the lockdown a success, Blueprint report said.

The theme of this year’s World Pharmacist Day is: “Pharmacy: Always Trusted For Your Health”.

In regard to the safety and efficacy of the Coronavirus Vaccines in the face of complaints by some Nigerians, Pharm. Talatu remarked: “I believe in the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines and I want to urge all Nigerians to ensure that they receive their full doses of the vaccines.

“Those making tales about the vaccines that they are not effective, or they are a ploy to affect fertility of Nigerians it is all conspiracy theories.

“There is no nation that would develop vaccine to reduce another nation’s fertility rate.”

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The professional also stated the vaccines are produced globally and tested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) before they are made available to Nigerians.

The association noted that the vaccines are proven to be efficacious and not harmful to consumers.

“I don’t think Federal Government or NAFDAC will deceive Nigerians and allow them take anything that would be harmful to them,”

Talatu further stated: “This day is celebrated by pharmacists to promote their commitments to organise activities that promote and advocate the role of the pharmacists in improving the health wellbeing of the people.

“This year’s theme is a central part of all human relationships and a fundamental element of social capital.

“Trust is essential to healthcare, there is association between trust in healthcare professional and health outcomes for patients.

He added that “in Kaduna State, pharmacists play a significant role during the COVID-19 pandemic and are still doing more.

“We are also not left out in contributing our quotas to displace persons because of the insecurity bedeviling some parts of the state.

“As trusted partners, our aim is to contribute progressively to the health wellbeing of the good people of Kaduna state.

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