Gov’t disapproves some vaccines' extensions

COVID-19 vaccine PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
COVID-19 vaccine PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Despite announcing that the shelf life of certain COVID-19 vaccines has been extended for another three months, government has admitted to declining a request to extend the Shelf-Life of some COVID-19 vaccines.

The Ministry of Health has been under fire recently for allegedly using expired vaccines on people, something the ministry has dismissed as untrue.

Although he declined to state the names of the rejected vaccines, BoMRA CEO Dr Stephen Ghanie said this week during a media briefing that they didn’t approve requests for extension from some vaccine manufacturers because there was insufficient data.

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