Covid-19 vaccination not painful, Osinbajo says

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday said he did not feel any pain while being vaccinated against Coronavirus.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo got the jab on live TV, a day after the COVID-19 national vaccine programme started with the vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Reacting through his spokesman Laolu Akande, the Vice-President said: “The thing was not painful at all. I didn’t even feel the pinch.”

On his part, Buhari called on all eligible Nigerians to present themselves and be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Personal Physician to the President, Dr Sanusi Raafindadi, administered the vaccine to him while that of the Vice President was done by his Personal Physician, Dr Nicholas Audifferen.

Buhari 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,’’ he said.

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