Minister says Nigeria had only weeks to use some donated vaccines

Doses donated by rich Western countries had a shelf life of a few months that left only weeks to administer the shots

  

Nigeria's health minister said on Wednesday some COVID-19 doses donated by rich Western countries had a shelf life of a few months that left only weeks to administer the shots.

Osagie Ehanire said in a statement that the health ministry had declined a request by vaccine manufacturers to extend the shelf life of the doses by three months.

(Reporting by Libby George; Editing by Kevin Liffey)


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