- President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo have received the first doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
- Osinbajo has allayed fears citizens have about being vaccinated
- The minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed how the vaccine is administered
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken about his experience shortly after receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
According to Daily Trust, Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, March 6, said he did not feel any pinch while being vaccinated against coronavirus.
The vice president’s comments were contained in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande.
The statement partly read:
“The thing was not painful at all. I didn’t even feel the pinch.”
Similarly, the minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, disclosed that the jab is painless as a narrow gauge syringe was used with small quantity injected in the upper arm.
He said that the after-effects are mild and little discomfort follows in the area that was injected.
In a related report, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all eligible Nigerians to take the COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves from contracting the virus.
The president gave the advice on Saturday, March 6, shortly after he received the first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, a presidential aide, Garba Shehu disclosed in a statement.
Buhari asked all state governments, traditional and religious leaders to mobilise people in their jurisdictions to get vaccinated.
The federal government hopes to vaccinate over 70% of Nigeria’s population in 2021 and 2022
Meanwhile, the viral claims among Nigerians that the COVID-19 vaccine contains some microchips and is capable of changing human DNA have been utterly dismissed.
The dismissal was made by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) through its executive officer, Faisal Shuaib, The Cable reported
Shuaib on Wednesday, March 3, explained that it is the responsibility of health workers and scientists to address all questions from citizens about the vaccine with the utmost respect and seriousness.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.