Use a face mask If you are infected, the use of a medical face mask reduces the risk of you infecting other people.
Cough and sneeze etiquette Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a disposable tissue. If you use a tissue, dispose of it carefully after a single use and then wash your hands.
Stay at home if you are sick If you feel unwell, stay at home. If you develop any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider for advice immediately.
Keep physical distancing’ Physical distancing’ means physically staying apart from other people. Maintain social contact with friends, family and colleagues from a distance instead.
Self-isolation Self-isolate if you know you are infected with COVID-19, or if you have any symptoms of an acute respiratory infection like a cough, fever, sore throat, or runny nose.
COVID-19 vaccines aim to prevent COVID-19 disease by triggering an immune response.
COVID-19 vaccines are being developed following the same legal requirements for quality, safety, and efficacy as for all other vaccines.
Like all vaccines, the effects of COVID-19 vaccines are tested first in the laboratory, including in animals, and then in human volunteers.
The National Regulatory Authority, such as NAFDAC, is the agency in charge of evaluation and supervision of medicinal products. It will evaluate COVID-19 vaccines against the same high standards as for all other vaccines before they can be released for use. NAFDAC will continually monitor side effects in people who have received COVID-19 vaccines and identify and evaluate new information that arises on the benefits and safety of COVID-19 vaccines promptly.