COVID-19: Governors say vaccine is safe

COVID 19 vaccine is safe
COVID 19 vaccine is safe

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has backed the continued use of the University of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, amid concerns about its safety.

This followed earlier defence of the vaccine by the Federal Government, even as Kano residents are reluctant to take the jab.

Rising from its 28th Emergency Teleconference Meeting, the governors, who reiterated their the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccines, said that as state executives, they are committed to continuously encourage the use of the vaccines by all eligible persons in their states.

In a communiqué signed at the end of the meeting by the NGF Chairman and Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the governors urged Nigerians to remain calm and report any adverse events noticed following vaccination.

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