*4 states yet to begin vaccination
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo
Federal Government has said that 122,410 people have so far received the Astrazeneca vaccine.
While giving update on the ongoing vaccination across the country, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said : “At this stage it is important to update Nigerians with the number of Vaccination. A total of 122,410 persons have so far been vaccinated with AstraZeneca vaccine in Nigeria”.
Shuaib said that available records at the various vaccination centres across the country did not indicate any adverse records from those so far vaccinated.
“No Nigerian has so far developed any adverse side effects due to the Vaccination. While we have observed some mild body pains and fever at some of the centres, it is important to note that it is possible for you to take the vaccine and develop other diseases that are unrelated to the vaccination process,” he said.
He said the NPHCDA will continue to collaborate with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to conduct pharmacovigilance exercise on the roll out of the Astrazeneca vaccine.
Shuaib said that as at Monday, full implementation of COVID-19 vaccination had commenced in 33 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
He said Kogi, Zamfara, Kebbi and Oyo states were yet to commence vaccination exercise.