Will clinical trials be done for the vaccine on arrival in Nigeria?

No. currently, Nigeria does not have facilities for clinical trials in-country. The country did not indicate interest to be part of the global clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine when it was being conducted. However, before COVID-19 vaccine is used in Nigeria, NAFDAC will conduct laboratory-based evaluation before certifying the vaccine safe for use. NAFDAC, the national regulatory authority in charge of evaluation and supervision of medical products in Nigeria, will continually monitor any side effects in people who have received COVID-19 vaccine and identify and evaluate new information that may arise on the benefits and safety of the vaccine.