Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that the COVID-19 vaccination jab was pain-free.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo got the jab on live TV today, a day after the COVID-19 national vaccine programme started with the vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers at National Hospital, Abuja.
Laolu Akande, spokesman of the Vice-President, quoted Osinbajo to have said; “The thing was not painful at all. I didn’t even feel the pinch”.
Personal Physician to the President, Dr Sanusi Raafindadi, administered the vaccine on him while that of the Vice President was done by his Personal Physician, Dr Nicholas Audifferen.
The VP also appreciated the frontline workers, physicians, researchers and scientists who worked tirelessly to ensure the production of coronavirus vaccine.
Akande, who tweeted through his verified twitter account, added that “We should all take turns when time comes to get the happy jabs!”.
While appreciating the everyone that made the vaccination a success, the Vice-President said;
We are extremely grateful for the frontline workers, physicians, researchers and scientists who worked tirelessly to ensure this came to life. Get vaccinated, wear a mask and stay safe.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has urged state governments, traditional and religious leaders to lead the mobilisation effort within their spheres of influence.
The president assured Nigerians that “the vaccine offers hope for a safe country free of coronavirus”.
Buhari called on all eligible Nigerians to present themselves and be vaccinated against COVID-19..
The President said his decision to take the vaccine in public was ‘‘a demonstration of leadership and faith in the safety and efficacy of the vaccines.’’
I have received my first jab and I wish to commend it to all eligible Nigerians, to do same so that we can be protected from the virus.