Nigeria reports a total of 10,027 cases of mild Adverse Event Following Immunization, AEFI as of May 30″, while 86 cases of moderate to severe incidents have been reported.
Also about One million nine hundred and fifty-six five hundred and ninety-eight, targeted eligible Nigerians, have been vaccinated with their first dose of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine.
The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib, stated this in Abuja at a joint press conference organized by the NPHCDA and the WHO to update Nigerians on the status of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
Dr. Shuaibu said out Of this number, 66% are frontline workers, 22% are healthcare workers, while 12% belong to the elderly group, while Five States have the highest records of AEF! namely: Cross River (1,040), Kaduna (1,071), Lagos (796), Yobe (555), and Kebbi with 525 cases.
“Furthermore, 73,465 Nigerians have also received their 2nd dose across 36 states and the FCT. This includes His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who both received their second doses on Saturday, May 29.”
Similarly, you would have seen that in many States, the Governors, members of the legislature, traditional and religious leaders have publicly started taking the second dose of their vaccinations.
Only yesterday, members of the Presidential Steering Committee including myself received our second doses of the vaccine. | can assure that we are all doing well. Indeed, on my part, the side effects following the second dose was much less than the first dose.
He urged all Nigerians who have received their first dose to check their vaccination cards for the date of their second dose, and proceed to the same health facility where they got their first jab, and ensure full protection against COVID-19.
”Our health teams are working hard, and I’d like to thank them once again for all their efforts to make sure Nigerians are being vaccinated.”
I’d also like to thank the Nigerian public for your cooperation and support in achieving a smooth vaccination Campaign. This has been a national effort that involves all stakeholders.
“Only yesterday, members of the Presidential Steering Committee including myself received our second doses of the vaccine. I can assure you that we are all doing well. Indeed, on my part, the side effects following the second dose was much less that the first dose.”
“Vaccination remains the safest and most effective public health intervention known to man. Throughout history, vaccines have saved millions of lives. “
“The Federal Government under the leadership of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to overcome the supply challenges the world is currently experiencing and ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are accessible free of charge, to all eligible population in Nigeria.”
According to him,” Significant concern remains about the threat posed by the Coronavirus B.1.617.2 variant, also known as the Indian variant, which is observed to be a highly contagious triplemutant strain of the coronavirus. In England, cases of the variant have doubled in one week alone. It is very important that we take all the necessary precautions set out by the Government to prevent an uncontrolled outbreak here in Nigeria.
”Vaccination remains the safest and most effective public health intervention known to man. Throughout history, vaccines have saved millions of lives,” he added.