The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has explained that the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines are mild.
Disclosing this during the live broadcast when President Muhammadu Buhari took his vaccine shot on Saturday, the Minister stated that the reactions are usually mild and only few people had complained of mild pain in the part of the body they got the shot.
He said, “It is not everybody that complained of reactions/side effects but few had complained of mild pain at the part of the body they got the shot.
”Usually manufacturing vaccines take not less than 4 years but this only took about 1 year, which is the reason some people are apprehensive about the vaccines. This was manufactured in the United Kingdom and has been certified.”
He added that the after-effects are mild but accompanied by little discomfort in the area that was injected.
Ehanire, also explained that the jab is painless as a narrow gauge syringe was used with a small quantity injected in the upper arm.