[BREAKING]: Some Of Those Received Covid-19 Vaccine In Nigeria Reported Mild Side Effects – NPHCDA
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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency says some of those that have received the doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria reported mild side effects.
The Federal Government’s agency made this known in a statement on its Twitter handle on Thursday without stating the side effects.
Several countries suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine on Thursday over blood clot fears, prompting Europe’s medical agency to quickly reassure the public there were no known health risks linked to the jab.
Among the countries that have suspended the use of the vaccine are Italy, Denmark, Norway and Iceland.
The statement by NPHCDA read, “We are aware of precautionary concerns that have been raised regarding one specific batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine, namely ABV5300.
“We understand that investigations are being conducted to determine if the batch is in any way linked to an observed side effect.
“While we await the outcome of the investigations, it is important to clearly state that Nigeria did not receive any doses from the batch of vaccines which is at issue.
Our assessment is in line with countries such as Spain and the UK who have indicated that they will continue to administer the vaccine, because it remains an important tool to protect against COVID-19.
The safety of vaccines delivered to Nigeria is paramount to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
For this reason, it has enhanced multi-sectoral collaboration among stakeholders and technical entities such as the FMOH, NPHCDA, NAFDAC, WHO, and UNICEF whose cooperation ensures the highest global standards are met for vaccines delivered to Nigeria before they are distributed to Nigerians. Clear, rigorous protocols are being followed to safeguard the health of Nigerians