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2022 Apr-Jun

Niger Postgrad Med J



Adverse Events Following COVID-19 Vaccination in Rivers State, Nigeria: A Cross-Sectional Study.


Harry A M, Edet C K, Ekanem N E, Kemdirim C J, Uduak A E
Niger Postgrad Med J. 2022 Apr-Jun; 29(2):89-95.
PMID: 35488575.


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to over 2,589,638 deaths globally as of March 2021 and speedy discovery of vaccines. Nigeria started the phase one COVID-19 vaccination in March 2021 using the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. Reports of severe adverse events with the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine resulted in its suspension in some countries necessitating the need to determine its safety.