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Momodu Valuable Weblog : Dealings with covid-19 vaccination

By Shodunke Opeyemi David

Ought to I name it hearsay or noise spreading internationally that AstraZeneca is faux, folks saying that the vaccine is the virus and all that, a complete lot of various tales, however then, what did I give it some thought personally? 

Hmm, in case you ask me, I’d say that permit me let you know my story about twenty-four hours earlier than vaccination and forty-eight hours after vaccination. Maybe, you would possibly determine a solution for your self and get satisfied both to take the vaccine or not.


On Tuesday, March two 2021, Nigeria acquired 3.92 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the College of Oxford and AstraZeneca. It’s the first cargo for the over 16 million doses allotted to the nation via the COVAX Facility, aimed toward vaccinating 20% of the inhabitants.

Nigeria is predicted to obtain a further 42 million doses of authorised vaccines via the African Union’s African Vaccine Acquisition Activity Crew, however particulars on the timeline of shipments will not be but clear.

Dozens of Nigerian officers, carrying yellow high-visibility jackets and facemasks, met the flight delivering the vaccines on the airport tarmac in Abuja.

The federal government anticipated to obtain 84 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine from COVAX this yr, sufficient to inoculate 20% of the inhabitants.

The primary doses have been administered at a remedy centre of Nationwide Hospital Abuja the next Friday, and the nationwide vaccine rollout commenced on March 12.


In Lagos, after receiving over 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca jab, and regardless of issues in some nations over the protection of the vaccine, Commissioner for Well being within the State, Akin Abayomi stated that authorities had spent a very long time trying over the information and concluded that there was “no cause for the State to decelerate its COVID-19 vaccination response.

Abayomi, who later acquired the primary jab of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lagos, stated the vaccine’s advantages proceed to outweigh its dangers, and the communication from World Well being Organisation and related authorities businesses offers us the boldness to proceed with vaccination to forestall a 3rd wave of the pandemic.

Talking on the venue of the Flag-off ceremony,  the Government Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who additionally acquired the AstraZeneca vaccine urged Nigerians to ignore rumours and misinformation making the rounds in regards to the vaccine as he places it.


In actual fact, my speedy boss, Mrs Adeola Akindele acquired a Jab of the vaccine. hmm, everybody on the workplace was excited as she shared the information on the workplace, however undoubtedly, everybody was curious I assume particularly me in regards to the consequence, how she would really feel afterward.

Oh my goodness, the next day, guess what occurred? she didn’t come to the workplace? Did she felt sick? what precisely occurred? properly, not one of the above! Smiles.  

You understand what, she got here to the workplace very hungry which could be very typical, she ate like 5 occasions that day. You understand, reacting to this, we requested “Ma’am, how are you feeling?” she stated “this vaccine is simply making me eat o” I’m feeling very properly, however I simply really feel like consuming, in all probability the vaccination unleashed the starvation a part of me, smiles.

Effectively, that didn’t proceed for lengthy although as a result of it was Friday and the weekend is shut, however by Monday, all was properly.

THE BREAKING NEWS IN LAGOS (Over the weekend, the information broke)

Eighty-eight centres have been authorised throughout Lagos whereas eligible residents who match into Section one of many vaccination train have been urged to pre-register on-line for the vaccine at www.nphcdaict.com.ng or www.vaccination.gov.ng earlier than continuing to any of the vaccination websites for a fast and seamless course of.


I fall inside the class of Entrance line staff. I’m a Journalist. So I needed to resolve if I ought to take the vaccine or not.

Personally, I do say that “Powerful choices are laborious to make, however the very best to make” is considered one of my favorite private developed quotes. So, I stood by it and determined to go for vaccination on Monday, March twenty-two 2021.

Now, that is my story twenty-four hours earlier than vaccination.

On Sunday, March twenty-one 2021, I resume work by 4 pm which can final until 9:15 pm, yeah! I accomplished my work that night at work, however I stayed in a single day on the workplace as a result of I’d additionally work the next day by 4 pm, so I’ve morning hours to myself.

After work on Sunday, I went on-line, acquired the handle of the closest centre to the workplace, I discovered one, which is Oregun Well being Care Centre. I used to be additionally on Twitter to ask questions mainly on if I’ve to eat earlier than vaccination or not. Good folks of Nigeria responded by saying I ought to eat, it’s all the time advisable to.

My thoughts by no means for as soon as skipped the truth that I’d be vaccinated the next morning. Effectively, I used to be not scared in any respect, not even near that. I used to be very snug, however I could not sleep until the subsequent morning, why did that occur precisely? I critically do not know. however belief, I maximised that point, I continued the e-book I used to be studying which is “Nice Leaders Ask Good Questions by John Maxwell” fascinating e-book I need to say.

I, additionally inside that time-frame(midnight) to create some content material for my shoppers, yeah! I’m additionally a social media supervisor.


Please, let me promote myself.

“Are you drained or should not have time to deal with your social media platforms or web site? for what you are promoting or private?

However actually, you don’t discover remainder of thoughts leaving what you are promoting accounts or web site inactive? hmm, I’m your finest guess.

Contact me on my quantity 08101951177. Cheers😀


Superb, round 6 am I used to be feeling sleepy, so I went to mattress, however by 7:45 am, the cleaners have been round to wash the premises, so I needed to excuse them. Earlier than then, round 3 am I had my tub.

Very quickly I used to be prepared, got down to the restaurant to have my breakfast then to the vaccination centre. I had rice and plantain and a complete lot of water.

I walked all the way down to the centre as a result of it’s not that distant from my workplace ( about 3.7 kilometres whereas driving( 9minutes drive and 28 minutes stroll).


On attending to Oregun Well being Care Centre, what did I see?

A little bit of Visitors gridlock, and a complete lot of individuals on the gate. I used to be like ”oh my goodness”, I got here late already, this was round 9:23 am. Effectively, no shaking, “even when there are lots of people right here, it would get to my flip earlier than 4 pm”, I stated in my thoughts.

I moved nearer to the gate of Oregun Well being Care Centre, then I requested the person who manned the gate, what’s the process?

He stated folks from 70 years outdated and above have been being attended to. Curiosity needed to complete me once more. I then stated I’m a Entrance line employee, I tendered my ID card, he then stated oh, you might be certified for the primary batch, please come inside.

Thanks, I stated thereafter.

To be honest, at first, I believed everybody on the gate got here to obtain the vaccine, however No.

Some got here to look, whereas some got here to disturb the peaceable vaccination course of, and naturally, some got here to make use of energy, in the meantime, they don’t seem to be Frontline staff. Effectively, I noticed some foreigners, mere taking a look at them, they’re Indians additionally on the gate.

Most of them weren’t certified, however they stored coming.

Kudos to the Police and another officers who tried to manage the gang, most particularly one loopy man who stored shouting that “there is no Coronavirus, see me, I didn’t die all this whereas” This man was able to destroy the entire place, however due to God.

Yeah, I used to be given a quantity (50) as a result of I met folks on the seat, whereas some are already being vaccinated.


In the course of the ready interval, I made a decision to do my Journalistic work 👊😀. I requested for permission from the folks in cost, and I used to be given the go-ahead, however to not transcend a sure space… So I approached a number of individuals who have been strolling out, understanding totally properly that they’ve been vaccinated.

I requested them about their experiences.

Under are the responses.

Micheal (Over 70)

“As a result of I’m over seventy, I used to be let in freely with none hindrance, i really feel very properly, and i feel to this point so good, the organisation has been affordable and good. i feel in the event that they proceed like this, we must always actually encourage them”.

Akinola Osinyemi (72 years)

”It’s a easy course of, the queueing processing could be very easy, however you already know Nigeria issue, everyone is a lot in a  hurry, however they’re extremely organised, and when you get there, you get the jab, similar to an strange injection, it doesn’t hurt”.

Roda Ojo

”The method was tremendous, however there have been lots of people, however at the very least they attended to us” I do not even know that i collected something, though i used to be scared when i needed to gather the vaccine injection, it’s over twenty-minute now i collected it. so i’ll advise folks to return to gather the vaccine, God will heal us all”.


”It’s simpler, and every thing is okay. there may be nothing to be scared about, it is rather simple, and it’s handy. I do not see any unwanted side effects.


I used to be known as and requested to fill a type with my title, date of start, age, handle, e mail handle and cellphone quantity. Once more, I used to be curious and determined to ask questions from the nurse.

I stated I already pre-register on-line and this is the code I acquired.

She stated, please fill the shape, I do not want that one, I’ve to re-register you and put your particulars on the inexperienced card.

Okay, tremendous, I stuffed the shape, submitted and it took about 5 to 10 minutes to finish the method.

I used to be vaccinated oooo, hallelujah! 😀

The nurse advised me that if I really feel any fever, I ought to take paracetamol and extra liquid content material, water. okay.

I jugged again to the workplace, met a number of of my colleagues exterior on getting again to the workplace, I advised them I’ve acquired the vaccine. I took an image with the cardboard and confirmed them.


Hmm, the response from considered one of them, most particularly Mr Puis, lol. that man, ehn. hin matter tire me. He was very native in his remark. Away from that, please. 😀

So I went into my workplace, the thrill was excessive as they noticed the inexperienced card.

Cheers in all places, I need to say. That is how I turned to AstraZeneca vaccination recommender and explainer.

So mainly, I needed to clarify to an increasing number of folks round my workplace atmosphere about my expertise and the place I used to be vaccinated.


So I posted on my WhatsApp standing.

“Vaccinated” with an emoji of injection and inexperienced Mark.

Oh my goodness, 🙆🏼‍♀️ why did I put up?

The message stored rolling in o. Lots of questions, condemnation and a few commendation.

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