COVID-19 Vaccine

Shocking! Nigeria Records Thousands Of COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Cases

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency gave this report in Abuja. The agency said that there are thousands of people with a COVID-19 side effect in Nigeria.

They shared this data in an article retrieved from PUNCH Healthwise. It revealed that Nigeria has recorded serious and non-serious cases. In Nigeria, there are; i. 191 serious COVID-19 vaccine side effect cases and ii. 6,555 non-serious cases.

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The Executive Director of the NPHDA, Faisal Shuaib disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja.

Shuaib said health officials in the facility, managed all the reported cases. He then revealed that they have recovered and have been discharged.

He said: “As part of our transparency process to Nigerians and the Media, we would be providing you with figures of the adverse event following immunization reported.

“In this phase of the vaccination process: I. 191 serious and ii. 6,555 non-serious AEFI (Adverse event following immunization) cases were reported.

“All cases reported were managed in the health facility. Individuals have fully recovered and back to their normal daily living.”

The Executive Director said Nigeria will be getting more doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Shuaib also noted that the COVAX facility would receive these vaccines.

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He said, “We expect that the vaccines will be quite large in amount. Thus it will require more efficient and faster ways of utilizing them. This includes expanding access to the vaccines.

“We have therefore started implementing the decentralization of vaccine use by involving the private sector in the vaccine administration.

“Currently, COVID-19 vaccines are available at Government health facilities only. As we decentralize, private health facilities that meet the set criteria will be allocated COVID-19 vaccines. This will be done after the due training of their immunization service providers.

“Vaccinations in private health facilities will continue with the help of Government health officials. Subsequently, clients will be able to access COVID-19 vaccines at both government and private health care facilities in the country.

“This will be done at different levels which would include the States and Local Governments. We are taking every caution to ensure that when implemented, the decentralization policy is not corrupted.”

The Executive Director told newsmen about the new private healthcare facilities.

Shuaib revealed that the criteria of selection will be fair. He also stated that the supervision will be maximized to ensure discipline and compliance with safety measures.

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