Wole Soyinka receives AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine!

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Nobel laureate and political activist, Wole Soyinka has taken his dosage of the AstraZeneca C0VID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine was administered to him by the Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker on Friday and it was made public by his son, Olaokun.

Nigeria took delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine on the 5th of March and Cyprian Ngong, a medical doctor at the National Hospital, Abuja and other health workers became the first recipients of the vaccine.

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President Buhari and VP Osinbajo also received the AstraZeneca vaccine afterwards.

On the flip side, there have been several negative reports as regards the usage of the AstraZeneca vaccine in some European countries.

Countries like Norway and Denmark have suspended the use of the vaccine after several reports of blood clotting among those who had earlier received it.

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However, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said the batch of AstraZeneca vaccine Nigeria received is not the one reported to be causing blood clotting.

“It is important to clearly state that Nigeria did not receive any dose from the batch of vaccines which is at issue,” i

“Vaccinations in Nigeria started earlier this month and we have not observed any similar adverse reactions. All side effects reported by those who have been administered the vaccine have been mild.”

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