Over 10,000 Nigerians Reported Side Effects After Taking Coronavirus Vaccine

According to NPHCDA, 10,027 Nigerians reported mild, moderate and severe side effects after taking the first dose of COVID-19.

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The Nigerian National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has provided an update on people who received coronavirus vaccines.

After taking the first dose of COVID-19, 10,027 Nigerians reported mild, moderate, and severe adverse effects, according to the NPHCDA.

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Following their first dose of the vaccine, many Nigerians reported mild, moderate, and adverse effects Following Immunization, or AEFI, according to Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the NPHCDA.

Those who were afflicted, according to Shuaib, had pains and swelling at the immunisation site, as well as headaches and gastrointestinal discomfort.

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He said this at a news conference in Abuja Wednesday when he was presenting an update on the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Since we formally rolled out Covid-19 vaccine on March 15, 2021, there have been cases of mild, moderate, and severe Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI),” according to the NPHCDA head.


Headaches, abdominal pain, fever, disorientation, and allergic reactions were among the AEFls symptoms, which ranged from discomfort and swelling at the injection site to more significant symptoms such as headaches, abdominal pain, fever, dizziness, and allergic reactions.

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“A total of 10,027 cases of mild AEFI have been reported as of May 30”, while 86 cases of moderate to severe incidents have been reported. All these individuals have since fully recovered.
“Five States have the highest records of AEF! namely: Cross River (1,040), Kaduna (1,071), Lagos (796), Yobe (555), and Kebbi with 525 cases”.
“We acknowledge the possibility of some people relocating from the States where they took their first doses. For this reason, we have made provision for special sites that could accommodate administering their second doses. It is also possible that due to certain circumstances, some of the sites used for the first dose may no longer be available; in this case, you are kindly advised to go for your second dose at the nearest vaccination post.
The list of the vaccination sites is available on our website (www.nphcda.gov.ng), which we will keep updating and will also be published accordingly. Please bear with us while we try to make the vaccination process as seamless as possible.”



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