Noguchi Memorial Institute has admitted that Covid-19 vaccines approved for Ghana will come with side effects, but the side effects will last for only two days.
“The side effects associated with taking a shot of the Covid-19 vaccine will disappear within a day or two,” data from Noguchi stated.
There have been widespread rumors and conspiracy theories over the Covid-19 vaccines in the country, with scores of people saying they won’t take the vaccine, while some leading political figures have also said they will take the shots in public to encourage others.
Meanwhile, Immunologist with Noguchi, Dr. Kwadwo Asamoah has acknowledged that there are side effects associated with the vaccine but contends that every vaccine in the world has side effects.
Speaking on Starr FM, Dr. Asamoah noted “we have a few diseases that have been wiped out from the surface of the earth due to vaccines so vaccines are the way to go. But sometimes, you need people to obey measures.”
“Almost everybody should feel safe to take the vaccine but if you’re in doubt, talk to your doctor who knows your medical history. One thing that we have to be clear about is that the side effects we’re talking about are in most vaccines. It’s all a sign that your body is responding so there’s no cause for alarm.”
He added that “it’s very important to educate people on the vaccine because if we don’t vaccinate a large number of people, it will be in vain. There’s nothing that doesn’t have any side effects. As I mentioned, it’s not just for Covid vaccines.”
“We have data that the side effects will disappear within a day or two,” he intimated.