The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has revealed that more than 10,000 Nigerians reported different degrees of side effects after receiving their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The executive Director of the NPHCDA, Mr Shuaib Faisal disclosed this at a press briefing on Tuesday as he said the side effects complained about at the site of vaccination include pain and swelling.
He also said people have reported symptoms such as headaches, abdominal pain, fever, dizziness and allergic reactions.
“A total of 10,027 cases of mild Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) have been reported as of May 30th, while 86 cases of moderate to severe incidents have been reported,” he said.
However, he added that all the people who reported these side effects have fully recovered.
Shuaib also talked about the covid-18 vaccine roll-out in Nigeria so far. According to him, 1,956,598 of the targeted eligible Nigerians have taken their first jab of the Oxford-Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine which include 66% of frontline workers, healthcare workers 22% and the elderly group, 12%.
He said 73,465 Nigerians, including President Buhari and Vice President Osinbanjo have received their second dose of the vaccine across the nation He also said the vaccination exercise will be carried out in four phases.