He received the vaccine at new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital, a day after Federal Government launched the vaccination exercise in the country.
Earlier at the Banquet hall, Minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire thanked the President for always supporting the health sector in meeting its challenges.
Osagie lauded Buhari for deciding to take the vaccine publicly, adding that the move would help to convince Nigerians on the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Shortly after, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has received his own first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
On Friday, Nigeria commenced its COVID-19 vaccination with frontline health workers in Abuja.
The first shot of the vaccine was given to Cyprian Ngong, a medical doctor at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Faisal Shuaib, chief executive officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), administered the dosage.
Meanwhile, all governors in 36 States in Nigeria will be vaccinated on Wednesday March 10.
Shuaib disclosed this at the second edition of State House weekly briefing.
Meanwhile, as at March 6, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stands at 158,042, with 1,954 deaths, while at least 137,025 patients have been successfully treated and discharged.
Watch a video of President Muhammadu Buhari receiving the vaccine below;
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