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COVAX delivers COVID-19 vaccines to over 100 countries

More than one hundred economies have received life-saving COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, the global mechanism for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19: South Korea reels from daily cases, approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine

South Korea on Wednesday reported its highest single-day number of new Coronavirus cases in three months amid a rise in cluster infections.

COVID-19: Nigeria receives 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines donated by India

The federal government says it has received 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines donated by the Indian government. The chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF on...

COVID-19: Ethiopia reports 1,878 new cases

Ethiopia registered 1,878 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 215,189 as of Sunday evening, the country’s Ministry of Health said.

COVID-19 patient dies after taking vaccine

The Philippine Department of Health on Wednesday ruled out vaccination as the cause of a health worker’s death, saying the patient came down with the Coronavirus, COVID-19.

COVID-19: Russia donates 1,000 Sputnik V doses to Vietnam

Russia has donated 1,000 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam, marking the first time the vaccine was being delivered to the South-East Asian nation, state media said on Tuesday.

COVID-19: Some people may have allergic reaction after vaccination, WHO admits

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says the agency is aware that a small fraction of people – around one person in every one million people vaccinated— may have severe allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine, known as anaphylaxis.

COVID-19: Philippine President’s spokesman tests positive

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman, Harry Roque confirmed on Monday that he had tested positive for the Coronavirus, COVID-19, adding that he had not been in contact with the president after his test results.

UN launches campaign to ensure global vaccine equity

The United Nations has launched a global campaign tagged “Only Together” to support its quest for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.

COVID-19: We need $1bn more for COVAX vaccine rollout – UNICEF

The UNICEF on Wednesday urged countries to contribute more money to help poor countries to access Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines, saying around $1 billion was needed.

Rwanda earmarks $51m to buy COVID-19 vaccines

Rwanda has budgeted 50 billion Rwandan francs (about $51.2 million) to buy COVID-19 vaccines for over 7.8 million people by 2022, Health Minister, Daniel Ngamije, said.

CISLAC calls for transparency in distribution, administration of COVID-19 vaccines

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, has tasked the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on transparent distribution and administration of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in the country.

In 24 hours, 2.3m Nigerians register for COVID-19 vaccination ― NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has disclosed that no fewer than 2.3million Nigerians have so far registered for COVID-19 vaccination, 24 hours after opening the portal.

COVID-19: Kenya receives 1m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Kenya on Wednesday received the first batch of over one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine via the World Health Organisation, WHO-led COVAX global distribution facility, officials said.

COVID-19 vaccines will cushion Nigeria’s humanitarian challenges – Minister

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development says, the COVID-19 vaccines that arrived the country will cushion the humanitarian challenges relating to the pandemic.

COVID-19: Buhari, Osinbajo to receive vaccine Saturday – PTF

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, had disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to receive first COVID-19 vaccine doses on Saturday.

BREAKING: 4m doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nigeria

Nigeria has received a shipment of COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.

COVID-19: Vietnam to begin vaccinations March – Report

Vietnam will begin offering Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccinations in March, with frontline health workers and vulnerable citizens first on the list, according to state media, Tuoi Tre on Monday.

Biden to release $4bn for vaccines to poor countries

U.S. President Joe Biden will announce at the G7 gathering on Friday that the United States will release $4billion for an international initiative to supply Coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines to poor countries, the White House said.

COVID-19: 109m Nigerians to be vaccinated in 2 years, says NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has said that it planned to vaccinate approximately 109 million Nigerians that will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination over the course of 2 years.

BUA fires back at Dangote, shows proof of N1.3bn payment to procure 1m doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Nigerians

BUA Group, one of Nigerian a leading foods and infrastructure conglomerates, has reacted to Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID's statement disputing its claims that it...

Philippines to begin vaccination next week – Official  

The Philippines hopes to start COVID-19 vaccinations next week, aims to give shots to more than half of the population by the end of the year, government officials said on  Monday.

Rich countries getting COVID-19 vaccine faster than poor ones, WHO cries out

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has cried out over a seeming marginalisation in the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines, saying that high-income countries are acquiring the drugs faster than the low-income ones.

Nigerian governors to join Buhari, Osinbajo to take COVID-19 vaccine on live TV

The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states have agreed to take the COVID-19 vaccine on live television to help drive acceptance among the populace. The chairman...

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