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Senegal institute wins $50m in boost to Africa’s vaccine capacity

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI) will invest up to $50 million over 10 years to help Senegal's Institut Pasteur expand...

Lebanon Gets First Vaccines, Sharp Words From France Amid Cholera

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Beirut, - Lebanon on Monday received its first vaccines to combat a worsening cholera outbreak together with sharply worded criticism of the...

1M Children By Routine Vaccine Unprotected – UNICEF

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Manila, - More than one million children in the Philippines are yet to receive a single dose of polio routine vaccine,...

How Nigerian Health Workers Collect Bribes, Issue COVID-19 Cards Without Vaccination

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Investigations by the Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA-Foundation) have shown that some Nigerian health workers collect bribes and issue COVID-19 cards to individuals...

Laos to vaccinate children aged 6-11 against COVID-19

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The Lao government will begin a nationwide rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 6 to 11 in March in a bid to reopen...

98,271 persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Benue- Official

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The Executive Secretary, Benue Primary Healthcare Board, Dr Bem Ageda says 98,271 people have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Ageda,...

Meet Nigeria’s Henrietta Ukwu, chief regulator for America’s Novavax vaccine company

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Dr. Henrietta Ukwu is the Nigerian Chief Regulatory and Quality Officer at the United States (US) vaccine company, Novavax whose COVID-19 vaccine has just...

WHO will miss global 40% vaccination target

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The World Health Organisation stated that it would miss its target to vaccinate 40 percent of the population in every country by the end...

WHO Endorses First-Ever Malaria Vaccine In Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO), has endorsed the rollout of the first-ever malaria vaccine, a move believed to save thousands of lives each year. Tedros...

Almost 4,000 Fully Vaccinated People In The U.S. Have Tested Positive...

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According to new data from the state Department of Public Health, not less than 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts, US, have tested positive...

Over 10,000 Nigerians Reported Side Effects After Taking Coronavirus Vaccine

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has given an update concerning those who took coronavirus vaccines in Nigeria. According to NPHCDA, 10,027 Nigerians...

Hotel quarantine 99% effective in spite COVID-19 outbreak – Aussie PM

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended the country’s hotel quarantine system after a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne. Morrison told Parliament on Wednesday that hotel...

How UK doctor linked rare blood-clotting to AstraZeneca Covid jab

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Marie Scully was alarmed and puzzled. “It didn’t make sense,” she said. The consultant haematologist at University College London hospital (UCLH) had seen patients...

Oyakhilome’s channel fined N65m over COVID-19 sermon

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The Office of Communications (Ofcom) in the United Kingdom has fined a religious channel, Loveworld, owned by popular Nigerian cleric, Chris Oyakhilome. A statement obtained...

COVID-19: 46,369 persons vaccinated in Lagos

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Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi has said 46,369 persons have been vaccinated in the state as of March 19. Eti-Osa Local Government...

Rivers deputy governor, others vaccinated

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River State Deputy Governor Dr. Ipallibo Banigo-Harry yesterday kicked-off COVID-19 vaccination exercise at the Government House on behalf of Governor Nyesom Wike. Dr. Banigo-Harry received...

AstraZeneca vaccine has no side effect –NAFDAC DG

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Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, says the Astrazeneca vaccine recently inaugurated and distributed...

Covid-19: Many European countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears

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Several European countries have suspended all or part of their AstraZeneca vaccine roll-out as a precaution while they investigate concerns relating to blood clots, but French and...

Babalola seeks FG’s approval for ABUAD to begin production of COVID-19...

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Founder of Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has claimed the university has the manpower to bring about drugs and vaccines...

Covid-19: Osoba, ex-Ogun governor vaccinated – Photo

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Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, was vaccinated against the coronavirus on Tuesday.Chief Osoba received the Covid-19 vaccine at the Governor’s office...