The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not having any side effects from the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine he took on Saturday.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in a statement allayed fears that Buhari may be suffering the after-effect of the vaccine.
Shehu said, “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.
“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,” said Shehu.
President Buhari had received the vaccine on live television alongside Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the new banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.