Buhari Has Not Experienced Side Effect After Taking COVID-19 Vaccine—Presidency


The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari has not experienced any side effect since he was given the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement.

Shehu said it was necessary to dispel the misconception and fears about the safety of the vaccine administered on the President and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

He promised that if the President displays any symptom of side effect, the public will be informed.

The statement read; “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.”