Covid-19: Lagos Govt. Opens Up On Vaccines Side Effects

Covid-19: Lagos Govt. Opens Up On Vaccines Side Effects

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has opened up on possible Covid-19 side effects on people.

The State Government has admitted that following the administration of the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, some vaccinated individuals experienced what is termed Adverse Event of Special Interest (AESI) or Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI).

 Prof. Abayomi, disclosed this, yesterday, in a statement as part of the steward reports on the conclusion of the phase one of the COVID-19 vaccination.

The commissioner listed the adverse events or side effects of the vaccine as anaphylactic shock, pain at the injection site, fever or body pains lasting 24 to 48 hours.

He further  disclosed that the second phase of the vaccination exercise would commence from May 28, 2021, adding that the state, as of Thursday, April 15, 2021, had inoculated 257,756 persons.

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