Presidency has allayed fears and misconceptions about the safety of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, saying there has been no side effect on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo received jabs of the vaccine on Saturday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The President felt normal after being vaccinated and went about doing his job, according to a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant, Garba Shehu.
The statement reads: “In response to press enquiries, I like to assure all citizens, and to dispel fears and misconceptions about the safety of the vaccine administered on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN earlier this morning.
“After he got his jab, the President felt normal and went about doing his job. If there are side effects that follow, we will be open about that but so far there is nothing of a side effect, serious or mild on the President. He is carrying on as normal.
“We hope this will help to send a strong message among the people, especially those grappling with hesitancy about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine.”