Our Vaccine Experience, By Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat said they felt no side effects whatsoever three days after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

This came as Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, his wife Chioma, deputy governor Prof. Placid Njoku and Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong on Monday took their own shots.

Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat and Commissioner for Health Prof.  Akin Abayomi took the vaccine on March 12.

Sanwo-Olu, who addressed reporters at his office on Monday, said he felt no side effects contrary to widespread speculation that the vaccine comes with side effects.

He said: “It has been three days since I got the AstraZeneca vaccine. I can confirm to you that I felt no after-effects. I didn’t have a headache or restlessness.

“I want to tell Lagosians that the speculation of side effects is unfounded. I have taken and Lagos has continued to vaccinate its frontline workers. The vaccine we have has not shown any side effects. There is nothing to worry about. We encourage others to continue to take the vaccine.”

Hamzat also said he felt no after-effects.

“No symptoms at all, I didn’t feel anything,” the deputy governor said.

Prof. Abayomi, however, felt slight pains at the site of the injection a day after taking the vaccine but was relieved after taking pain relief medicine.

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