Mr Buhari and his deputy got jabs on Saturday a day after Nigeria rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination programme.
The presidency has launched a press release saying there was no side-effects on President Muhammadu Buhari after he was vaccinated Saturday.
Mr Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, got jabs on Saturday a day after the world’s most populous black nation rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Within the assertion by a spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the presidency stated, “In response to press enquiries, I wish to guarantee all residents, and to dispel fears and misconceptions concerning the security of the vaccine administered on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN) earlier this morning.
“After he obtained his jab, the President felt regular and went about doing his job. If there are unintended effects that comply with, we will likely be open about that however thus far there may be nothing of a facet impact, critical or delicate on the President. He’s carrying on as regular.
“We hope this may assist to ship a powerful message among the many individuals, particularly these grappling with hesitancy concerning the efficacy and security of the vaccine.”
Nigeria had on Friday commenced the vaccination of its residents in opposition to COVID-19, starting with healthcare staff.
Cyprian Ngong, a medical physician, turned the primary particular person to obtain a jab of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines in Nigeria. Three different well being staff additionally acquired jabs throughout the flag-off occasion.
About 4 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to Nigeria by way of the COVID-19 Vaccines World Assess Facility (COVAX) on Tuesday.
The 4 million doses are a part of the 16 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines deliberate to be delivered to Nigeria in batches over the following weeks.
The vaccines arrived in Nigeria one yr after the nation’s index case was reported in an Italian who arrived in Lagos. Over 155,000 instances have since been reported within the nation and over 1,900 deaths recorded.
The Nigerian authorities stated it goals to vaccinate roughly 109 million individuals in opposition to the COVID-19 virus over a interval of two years.
Well being authorities stated solely eligible inhabitants from 18 years and above, together with pregnant ladies, will likely be vaccinated.
To attain this, “the vaccine roll-out will likely be in 4 phases, beginning with well being staff, frontline staff, COVID-19 speedy response group, laboratory community, policemen, petrol station staff and strategic leaders,” the Govt Director of the Nationwide Main Well being Care Growth Company (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, stated.
“Part 2 – Older adults aged 50 years and above. These with co-morbidities aged 18 – 49 years of age.
“Part 3 – These in states/LGAs with excessive illness burden and who missed phases 1 and a couple of.
“Part 4 – Different eligible inhabitants as vaccines turn out to be accessible.”