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Nigerian govt speaks on microchip, anti-DNA in COVID-19 vaccines

ABUJA, Nigeria – The federal government has dismissed speculations that COVID-19 vaccines coming to Nigeria contained microchips and would alter human genes.

Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), spoke on Monday at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 national briefing.

He assured the medication would not only protect people but trigger an immune response that would protect the body against the virus.

“There currently seems to be growing vaccine hesitancy and this is largely caused by misinformation leading to mistrust, doubts, suspicions and conspiracy theories,” he said.

Shuaib urged the public to disregard such representation from unverified sources and listen to the medical experts for confirmed information.

“Any vaccine coming to Nigeria will be tested by NAFDAC and certified safe for human use before it is administered”, he added.

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