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Side Effects Of COVID-19 Vaccine You Must Know - Minister Of Health Reveals


Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has said the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has mild side effects. 


Ehanire made the statement during a vaccination exercise at the presidential villa on Saturday, March 6, The Cable reported. 


He explained that while the administration of the vaccine is expected to be painless, some vaccinated people may experience small pains. 


The minister said: “The process itself is simple. We are using a narrow gauge syringe, which will be very painless and it is a small quantity that is injected into the muscle of your upper arm.


 “The after effect, as we know so far are mild. There can be a small pain in the area where it was injected.'' 


Ehanire disclosed that a small percentage of people can feel a little bit of discomfort after receiving the jab. 


 He, however, stated that there are no severe adverse effects associated with this vaccine. 


Meanwhile, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken about his experience shortly after receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. 



According to report, Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, March 6, said he did not feel any pinch while being vaccinated against coronavirus. 


The vice president’s comments were contained in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande. 



In another report, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged all eligible Nigerians to take the COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves from contracting the virus. The president gave the advice on Saturday, March 6, shortly after he received the first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, a presidential aide, Garba Shehu disclosed in a statement. 


 Buhari asked all state governments, traditional and religious leaders to mobilise people in their jurisdictions to get vaccinated. 


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