Breaking: No adverse reactions - FG reacts to reported side effects of AstraZeneca vaccine

Breaking: No adverse reactions - FG reacts to reported side effects of AstraZeneca vaccine

- The Nigerian government has issued a statement amid concerns about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

- According to NPHCDA, the country did not receive any batch of the coronavirus jab with the suspected side effect

- This came on the heels of patients suffering possible side effects after taking the vaccine in some countries

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Following reported cases of possible side effects of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in many countries, the federal government has reacted.

The government on Thursday, March 11, said that the country is yet to observe any similar adverse reactions to the vaccine following the vaccination exercise that kicked-off earlier this month.

Legit.ng gathered that the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) issued the clarification in a series of tweets via its official handle @NphcdaNG.

Breaking: No adverse reactions - FG reacts to reported side effects of AstraZeneca vaccine
President Buhari after receiving his COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, March 6. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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The agency in a statement explained that all side effects reported by those who have already been vaccinated have been mild.

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NPHCDA explained that though it is aware of precautionary concerns that have been raised regarding a specific batch of the vaccine, namely ABV5300, Nigeria, however, did not receive any doses from the set of jabs that is an issue.

While noting that it is satisfied that the clinical evidence that indicates the vaccine to be safe and effective, the agency encouraged Nigerians who are among those being prioritized in the current phase to continue their confidence in the national vaccine program.

Legit.ng recalls that presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, assured Nigerians that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari did not suffer any side effect after getting his jab on Saturday, March 6.

In a series of tweets on his official Twitter account, Shehu stated that Buhari “felt normal and went about doing his job” after he was vaccinated.

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Meanwhile, two Australian women, one dead, the other still recovering from a strange ailment, are the latest cases of the after-effects of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Following these rather disturbing developments, Australian health authorities on Sunday, March 7, suspended the inoculation of citizens.

The nation's federal office for safety in healthcare in a statement revealed that both women, who are actually nurses, took the same batch of the vaccine in one clinic.

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