COVID19: FG assures Nigerians of no adverse effect, about 8000 Nigerians already vaccinated


The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, has said that about 8,000 Nigerians have received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines.

Mr. Shuaib made this known during the weekly briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, on Monday,  according to the director so far no serious adverse effects have been reported from those who received the vaccines.

“As part of the vaccine launch in the states that occurred last week, over 8,000 Nigerians have been administered the vaccines thus far,” he said.

“We have not received any official report of serious adverse effects from any of those who have been vaccinated but mild side effects such as swelling at the side of the vaccination is expected as this is normal.”

Mr. Shuaib also assured Nigerians that the agency is working closely with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to monitor and provide intervention for any unusual adverse reaction to the vaccines. He urged the general public to make themselves available to be vaccinated.