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More than 122,000 Nigerians receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine with no serious results



More than 122,00 individuals have gotten the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria with no extreme results as dreaded in certain quarters.


Nigeria commenced its inoculation crusade on March 5, 2021 subsequent to getting almost 4,000,000 dosages of the AstraZeneca vaccine that has caused some mix in Europe over wellbeing concerns.


The Director-General of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, said on Monday, March 22 that 122,410 have now been inoculated in the country.


Full execution of the immunization has started in 32 states and the Federal Capital Territory but Kogi, Kebbi, Zamfara, and Oyo are yet to begin their inoculation crusades.


Numerous nations, particularly in Europe, as of late suspended the arrangement of the AstraZeneca vaccine over feelings of trepidation it caused blood clusters in some inoculated individuals, yet rollout has

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continued after examinations neglected to build up a connection.


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Shuaib communicated alleviation on Monday that the worries about the vaccine have been taken care of in Europe and consoled Nigerians that the vaccine is ok for them to get.


“No Nigerian so far has built up any realized extreme results following immunization with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.


“What we have seen among certain vaccines are gentle results like agony and growing at the site of the immunization, body torments and gentle fever,” he said.


The NPHCDA manager guaranteed that specialists will keep on checking the organization of the vaccine and report any antagonistic responses.


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Since Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 case in February 2020, more than 161,000 cases have been recorded, with more than 2,000 fatalities.


Almost 150,000 individuals have recuperated from contamination.

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