COVID-19: Traditional ruler tells Nigerians to set aside fears, take vaccine



Eze Samuel Ohiri, former chairman of Imo of Traditional Rulers, urged Nigerians not entertain fears about safety of vaccine.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. and Drug Administration, have recommended that America suspended the Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, after six of a “rare and severe” type of blood clot was reported.

were reported among women between the ages of 18 and 48 years, and the symptoms occurred six 13 days after vaccination.

Ohiri, a medical laboratory graduate and also chairman of HI-TECHDIAGNOSTICS LIMITED, manufacturers of Diagnostic Test Kits, however, told NAN in Abuja, that both Johnson & Johnson and the Astrazeneca vaccines were safe for humans.

“The U.S. Government has taken this action just out of an abundance of caution. It is prudence make sure that the risk, if any, is not significant.

“Again, looking at the data, only six of this blood clot, out of about six million people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the United States, to me is very insignificant.

“I believe that both Johnson & Johnson and the Astrazeneca vaccine being used in Nigeria, are Safe,” he said.

The royal father, who reiterated confidence in the vaccination process, said it was the roadmap to genuinely containing the virus, as well as achieving immunity.

He strongly advocated for immunisation for global wellness, aimed at restoring prosperity both in health and wealth.

Ohiri, however, advised the public to disregard insinuations that undermine the reality of the dangers and its emerging strains, posed to health. (NAN)