President Muhammadu Buhari did not suffer any side effect after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine says presidential aide, Garba Shehu.
The presidency made this know while responding to inquiries about the health of President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after they received the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.
In a statement, Garba Shehu stated that the President felt normal and went about his daily affairs.
Shehu dispelled fears and misconceptions about the safety of the vaccine.
He said if there are side effects that followed, the federal government would be open about it.
“In response to press inquiries, 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,” Shehu said in a statement.
“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.”