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COVID-19 vaccine: Over 10,000 Nigerians reported side effect – NPHCDA

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The Nationwide Main Well being Care Improvement Company (NPHCDA) has disclosed that 10,027 Nigerians reported delicate, average and extreme unwanted side effects after taking the primary dose of COVID-19.

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Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Govt Director of NPHCDA, disclosed that the variety of Nigerians reported delicate, average and Hostile Occasions Following Immunization, AEFI, after their first dose of the vaccine.

Shuaib mentioned these affected skilled signs starting from pains and swelling on the vaccination web site to complications and belly pains, amongst others.

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He disclosed this throughout a press convention held yesterday in Abuja whereas giving an replace on the COVID-19 vaccination.

Based on the NPHCDA boss: “There have been instances of delicate, average and extreme Hostile Occasions Following Immunization (AEFI) since we formally rolled out Covid-19 vaccination on March 15, 2021. The AEFls signs ranged from ache and swelling at web site of vaccination to extra critical signs equivalent to complications, belly ache, fever, dizziness and allergic reactions.

“A complete of 10,027 instances of delicate AEFI have been reported as of Might 30”, whereas 86 instances of average to extreme incidents have been reported. All these people have since totally recovered.

“5 States have the best data of AEF! particularly: Cross River (1,040), Kaduna (1,071), Lagos (796), Yobe (555), and Kebbi with 525 instances.

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“We acknowledge the potential for some folks relocating from the States the place they took their first doses. For that reason, we now have made provision for particular vaccination websites that would accommodate administering their second doses. It’s also potential that attributable to sure circumstances, a number of the websites used for the primary dose vaccination could now not be obtainable; on this case, you’re kindly suggested to go in your second dose on the nearest vaccination submit. The record of the vaccination websites is out there on our web site (www.nphcda.gov.ng), which we’ll preserve updating and also will be revealed accordingly. Please bear with us whereas we attempt to make the vaccination course of as seamless as potential.”

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