Sanni Abdullahi, TheProfileNewspaper

Following rumours and media enquiries over alleged side effects of the Covid-19 Vaccine on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has assured Nigerians of prompt information should there be any such development of side effects of any kind.

Shehu, who stated this in a press release dated March 6, 2021, maintained that soon as the first and second citizens took the vaccine, they both had returned to their duty posts, unhurt.

The release reads “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”.