Did COVID-19 vaccine knock down a woman in Kaduna as claimed by Bishop Oyedepo?

 On April 17, David Oyedepo, presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, said he won’t take the COVID-19 vaccine and also asked his followers not to take it.

While delivering a sermon in his church, he told the congregation that a certain woman went down after taking the vaccine injection in Kaduna.

“No apologies. There is a big, big bird in our land, saying don’t take it, they are deceivers. Let me see someone who will come and inject me. You can’t come to my house and want to give me injection,” Oyedepo had said.

“One woman just got down after that injection in Kaduna. What kind of life? Are human beings now turned to guinea pigs?”

Oyedepo, who oversees one of the largest congregations in the continent, has made some controversial claims and comments about the coronavirus pandemic in the past.

However, the cleric did not clarify what he meant when he said the woman “got down” after taking the vaccine. This has caused different interpretations on what actually could have transpired. Was it an adverse reaction? TheCable presents what we know so far about the incident and COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria at present. 

WHAT HAPPENED IN KADUNA?

A viral video had surfaced on social media showing a woman identified as Hanatu Tanko, who claimed to be a health worker, saying she bled through her nose and mouth after she received the COVID-19 vaccine on March 25 in the state.

“I was vomiting blood through my nostrils and mouth. I was rushed to Gwamna Awan Hospital, where I was given medication to subside the pain,” she said. 

“We were told in our place of work that if we don’t take the vaccine, we would not be paid. Since I am the breadwinner of my family and my mother is sick, I had to take the vaccine, so that I will be paid.”

Patrick Echobu, chief medical doctor (CMD) of Ashmed Specialist Hospital, Kaduna, where Tanko was reported to have taken the vaccine, denied that she took the jab at the centre. 

He said the hospital admitted Tanko six days after she had been vaccinated at a different location. The CMD pointed out that her vomit was a result of underlying chronic illnesses like hypertension, upper respiratory tract infection, but the hospital was able to control the bleeding.

“We received her as a patient after she had vaccination six days prior to presentation in this hospital and unknown to us, she granted somebody an audience which she posted on the media,” Echobu said. 

The CMD added that the epidemiology team from the health ministry had visited Tanko to check her health condition. 

SORTING FACTS FROM FICTION

Nigeria commenced nationwide vaccination of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on March 5 after receiving 3.9 million doses courtesy of the UN-led COVAX facility. 

As of April 28, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) stated that 1,191,563 Nigerians have been vaccinated so far. About 61,566 residents have been vaccinated in Kaduna. 

During a media parley earlier in the month, Faisal Shuaib, chief executive officer of NPHCDA, said there have been no recorded cases of fatalities after administration of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the country, but there have been reactions. 

He noted that a total of 8,439 mild adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) have been reported.

Shuaib said some of the reactions range from pain at the injection site, body aches, headache or fever lasting for a day or two, but the side effects are short-term.

“There has been no death from administration of the vaccine. We have also not diagnosed any case of blood clots related to the administration of the vaccines.” Shuaib said.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) assured Nigerians of the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered in the country.

However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has also backed the continued use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) also declared the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective.


VERDICT: While Oyedepo’s claim about Hanatu Tanko getting down after taking the vaccine may seem true, medical experts have said her condition is a result of a chronic underlying health condition and not the COVID-19 vaccine.



No comments

Thank you for reaching out to us. We are happy to receive your opinion and request. If you are need advert or sponsored post, We’re excited you’re considering advertising or sponsoring a post on our blog. Your support is what keeps us going. With the current trend, it’s very obvious content marketing is the way to go. Banner advertising and trying to get customers through Google Adwords may get you customers but it has been proven beyond doubt that Content Marketing has more lasting benefits.
We offer majorly two types of advertising:
1. Sponsored Posts: If you are really interested in publishing a sponsored post or a press release, video content, advertorial or any other kind of sponsored post, then you are at the right place.
WHAT KIND OF SPONSORED POSTS DO WE ACCEPT?
Generally, a sponsored post can be any of the following:
Press release
Advertorial
Video content
Article
Interview
This kind of post is usually written to promote you or your business. However, we do prefer posts that naturally flow with the site’s general content. This means we can also promote artists, songs, cosmetic products and things that you love of all products or services.
DURATION & BONUSES
Every sponsored article will remain live on the site as long as this website exists. The duration is indefinite! Again, we will share your post on our social media channels and our email subscribers too will get to read your article. You’re exposing your article to our: Twitter followers, Facebook fans and other social networks.

We will also try as much as possible to optimize your post for search engines as well.

Submission of Materials : Sponsored post should be well written in English language and all materials must be delivered via electronic medium. All sponsored posts must be delivered via electronic version, either on disk or e-mail on Microsoft Word unless otherwise noted.
PRICING
The price largely depends on if you’re writing the content or we’re to do that. But if your are writing the content, it is $60 per article.

2. Banner Advertising: We also offer banner advertising in various sizes and of course, our prices are flexible. you may choose to for the weekly rate or simply buy your desired number of impressions.

Technical Details And Pricing
Banner Size 300 X 250 pixels : Appears on the home page and below all pages on the site.
Banner Size 728 X 90 pixels: Appears on the top right Corner of the homepage and all pages on the site.
Large rectangle Banner Size (336x280) : Appears on the home page and below all pages on the site.
Small square (200x200) : Appears on the right side of the home page and all pages on the site.
Half page (300x600) : Appears on the right side of the home page and all pages on the site.
Portrait (300x1050) : Appears on the right side of the home page and all pages on the site.
Billboard (970x250) : Appears on the home page.

Submission of Materials : Banner ads can be in jpeg, jpg and gif format. All materials must be deliverd via electronic medium. All ads must be delivered via electronic version, either on disk or e-mail in the ordered pixel dimensions unless otherwise noted.
For advertising offers, send an email with your name,company, website, country and advert or sponsored post you want to appear on our website to omodjk(at)gmail(dot)com

Normally, we should respond within 48 hours.