PTF: 122,410 Nigerians received COVID-19 vaccine

A total of 122,410 Nigerians have received doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, signalling progress in the fight against COVID-19.

The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib gave the update at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control yesterday.

The PTF stated that none of those who got their first jabs of have been down with severe adverse reactions to the vaccination.

According to the PTF, there have only been isolated cases of mild pain and fever at the scene of vaccination.

PTF noted that only Oyo and Login are yet to commence the vaccination programme.

He said: “At this stage it is important to address Nigerians that so far 122,410 people have been vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in Nigeria.

“Available records from the vaccination site do not indicate any serious adverse events following immunisation from the ongoing covid-19 vaccination exercise since its national launch on the 5th of March 2021.

“No Nigerian so far has developed any known severe side effects following vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” he said



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