President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Sunday in a statement released through the National Orientation Agency stated that the COVID-19 vaccine does not alter DNA.
The Agency stated this as the Federal Government awaits COVID-19 vaccines which will help in the fight against the virus which has killed over 1,300 Nigerians.
According to the agency, the vaccine will be subjected to laboratory examinations to ensure it is safe before being administered to humans.
The agency on its Twitter account wrote, “COVID-19 vaccine does not alter your DNA. It triggers an immune response that will protect your body against the virus if encountered.”
“Once you and your community members are protected, the chances of the spread of the disease are reduced.”
In other posts, the Agency said, “There is no scientific evidence that COVID-19 vaccine will change or affect human genetic information (DNA).”
“The vaccine will be subjected to laboratory examinations to ensure it is safe before being administered on humans.”
“The vaccine cannot infect you with COVID-19. It is meant to protect you from COVID-19. Once your vaccination doses are completed, you become protected.”
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