Buhari gets third Covid-19 booster shot, FG assures Nigerians on safety

On March 6, the President underwent his initial dose of the vaccine, and on May 29, he had his second dose.

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On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) had his third dosage of the Covid-19 vaccination (booster shot) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Dr. Suhayb Rafindadi, his personal physician, gave him the booster shot on Tuesday.

On March 6, the President underwent his initial dose of the vaccine, and on May 29, he had his second dose.

Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, told State House Reporters that the President was setting a good example.

He also assured Nigerians that the Pfizer Biotech vaccination booster dose is safe and effective.

The significance of the shot this morning is that the father of the nation is leading by example.

As usual, he is among the first people that have taken the booster dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.

Again, to show clearly to all Nigerians that it is safe, it is efficacious, and now that over eight million Nigerians have been vaccinated, here is another proof that this vaccine is safe and it is a clarion call to all Nigerians to make themselves available to get the vaccine.

The head of the NPHCDA implored anyone who is unwilling to get the vaccine to dismiss false narratives, saying that the vaccine is safe for people.

Meanwhile, an assessment of COVID-19 epidemiological reports as of Tuesday found that active cases in Nigeria have exceeded 10,000, despite the World Health Organization’s concerns about the Omicron variant’s high prevalence of infection.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control declared on Monday that the virus had entered its fourth wave in the country.

The Delta and Omicron strains, according to the centre, were spreading like wildfire.

According to the NCDC, there are approximately 10,610 confirmed cases in the country.

Vaccination campaigns have now been stepped up by state governments such as Lagos and Plateau, among others. Regardless of the fact that the Federal Government has not established any limits, the WHO said on Tuesday that big decisions must be made.

The wisest choice, according to WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus, was to postpone or terminate events.

There is now ‘consistent evidence’ that the Omicron variant is outpacing Delta, as COVID-19 continues to account for around 50,000 deaths worldwide every week.

There can be no doubt that increased social mixing over the holiday period in many countries will lead to increased cases, overwhelm health systems, and more deaths.

All of us are sick of this pandemic. All of us want to spend time with friends and family. All of us want to get back to normal.

The fastest way to do that is for all of us – leaders and individuals – to make the difficult decisions that must be made to protect ourselves and others. An event canceled is better than a life canceled.

It is better to cancel now and celebrate later than to celebrate now and grieve later.

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