Alert on Fake Mencevax Meningitis Vaccines Circulating in Niger Republic

Must Read

US $10.7m Amsalco Shopping Mall Breaks Ground in Kaduna

The mall dubbed ‘Amsalco Galaxy Mall’ is being constructed at the Murtala Muhammed Square in the heart of Kaduna...

Advancing Economic Growth in Africa; Tony Elumelu Meets with the Presidents of Congo DRC and Rwanda

As the number of African entrepreneurs continues to rise, governments have begun to develop programs and platforms conducive enough...

Performance of all PFAs in Nigeria for July 2019

Have you ever taken time to check out the Returns on Investment (ROI) of the funds in your Retirement...
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) alerts the public, especially the health care providers on the circulation of fake MencevaxTM ACWY and MencevaxTM ACW vaccines circulating in the Niger Republic. The Health Authorities of the Republic of Niger issued an alert on the fake vaccines discovered during routine inspections of the pharmacies in Niamey, the Niger Republic on 14th March 2019.

The Lot number of the fake MencevaxTM ACW vaccine is AMEN A020 AA while the Lot number of the fake MencevaxTM ACWY is AMEH A020 AA.

The fake MencevaxTM ACWY vaccine has a manufacturing date of December 2016 and an expiring date of November 2021.

Read:  Aso Villa Reads for 20/11/17

Genuine MencevaxTM ACW and MencevaxTM ACWY vaccines are used to control the outbreak of meningococcal infection.

The genuine vaccines were registered by NAFDAC in favour of Glaxo SmithKline Beecham (GSK). Pfizer acquired the vaccines from GSK in 2015.

Pfizer Specialties Limited, 7th Floor, Heritage Place, 21 Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi Lagos discontinued commercialization of Mencevax Vaccines in Nigeria in June 2018. As a result of the discontinuation of commercialization of the vaccines, Pfizer specialities Limited no longer import the vaccines into Nigeria.

NAFDAC implores all importers, wholesalers, and retailers not to illegally import, distribute and sell the fake Mencevax vaccines.

Read:  Danger: NAFDAC raises alarm over worm-infested brands of canned sardine from China
Read:  NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others

Surveillance has been strengthened by NAFDAC at all ports of entry to prevent importation of the fake vaccines from the Niger Republic. The agency has also heightened surveillance to prevent distribution and sales of the fake vaccines.

Health care providers and other members of the public are advised to be vigilant and contact the nearest NAFDAC office with any information on the fake vaccines.

Anybody in possession of the fake vaccines should submit it to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Consumers are advised to report adverse events related to the use of vaccines to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR ( 20543 TOLL-FREE for all Network ) or via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to BrandSpur Ng

Subscribe for latest updates. Signup to best of brands and business news, informed analysis and opinions among others that can propel you, your business or brand to greater heights.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest News

Nigeria’s GDP could easily grow to $1trn by 2023 If we revive these 10 moribund industries

Nigeria’s GDP could easily grow to $1trn by 2023 If we revive these 10 moribund industries(1) Ajaokuta Steel MillNo...

British Airways’ reaches a technological milestone

British Airways reached a technological milestone when the 100,000th aircraft was pushed back using a fully automated, remote-controlled Mototok device.Traditionally diesel tugs are used...

Mark Angel Gets His Own Mouka Flora Mattress

Mark Angel best known for the Mark Angel Comedy series, often featuring his child comedian niece, Emmanuella, just received the new Mouka Flora mattress.In...

FCT NSE seeks welfare of Inmates

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Maitama Branch, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has called on government and privileged Nigerians to support inmates serving jail...

More Articles Like This