The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), says the vaccine procured by Nigeria from AstraZeneca company is safe, advising people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Kwara NMA Chairman, Professor Baba Issa, gave the advise while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin on Saturday, in response to a question raised about the safety of Oxford, AstraZeneca vaccine.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 10 European countries had suspended the vaccine’s use, following claims of a blood clots associated with its usage.

“It depends on the vaccine that they are taking, but the one we have in Nigeria made by AstraZeneca company is known to be safe and efficacious”.

“That is why Nigeria has keyed into it and the Kwara Government has taken delivery of some doses of this vaccine.“So I’ll advise people to take it, it is safe and it is very effective,” Issa said.

The NMA Chairman pointed out that when many people get vaccinated and become immune to the disease, Nigerians will develop herd-immunity.