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Nigeria plans mass vaccination drive, considers booster shot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. ABUJA, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Nigeria will start a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign later this week, aiming to inoculate half of its targeted population by the end of January, government officials said. Africa’s most-populous country has a goal to vaccinate 111 million people to reach herd immunity. Under the initiative to start Read More…

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Nigeria administers 5.7 million COVID-19 vaccines, targets 112 million by 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: WHO. Abuja, Nov. 8, 2021(NAN) The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), has vaccinated 5,770,899 eligible persons with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination while 3,146,885 have taken the second dose (fully vaccinated). The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, NPHCDA, Dr. Abdullahi Bulama Garba, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, at the Read More…

COVID19 Health Metro Top Story

Lagos COVID-19 infections now surpass 76,000

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prof.Akin Abayomi,Lagos State Commissioner for Health, says the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state stands at 76,201. Abayomi made the disclosure through his Facebook account, @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, on Saturday while giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 status, for Sept. 20 and 21. He said that 4,644 tests were conducted in the state on Read More…

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Nigeria not considering Sinopharm vaccine – Faisal Shuaib

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg. When asked on Tuesday whether Nigeria would use the Sinopharm vaccine, the ED/CEO, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib replied that Nigeria was focusing on the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Dr. Shuaib said that even though the Sinopharm vaccine had been approved by Read More…

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Lagos resumes administration of AstraZeneca vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration. Those who had received the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and have yet to receive the second dose can now do so. This is because the Lagos State Government has announced that it will resume the administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from 30th August Read More…

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As Lagos loses 42 persons in 1 week to COVID-19, Nigeria resumes vaccinations Aug 16

Reading Time: 2 minutes The state of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an alarming turn as Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, says 42 persons have died from COVID-19 related complications in the state between Aug. 1 and Aug. 8. Disclosing this on Tuesday in a Facebook post on the state’s COVID-19 update for Aug. 8, Prof. Read More…

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Lagos, 5 other states on COVID-19 red alert

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. Presidential Task Force reacts to rising cases of COVID-19 infections in Lagos In picture above: FILE PHOTO – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu speaks to passengers to enforce physical distancing in a bus as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Lagos, Nigeria, on March Read More…

Abroad COVID19 Top Story

In boost for Africa, Senegal aims to make COVID shots next year

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra. Senegal could begin producing COVID-19 vaccines next year under an agreement with Belgian biotech group Univercells aimed at boosting Africa’s drug-manufacturing ambitions, a source involved in funding the project told Reuters. As wealthy countries begin to reopen after securing vaccine supplies early, African nations are still struggling to acquire shots. On Read More…

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Lagos commences second dose COVID-19 vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: africanews. The Lagos State government says it has commenced the administration of the second dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination programme. Prof. Akin Abayomi, State Commissioner for Health, in a statement on Sunday, said the administration of the second dose of the vaccine which began on May 28 would end on July 9. Read More…

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To prevent COVID-19 3rd wave, Lagos vows to be strict on international travel protocols

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: WHO. In picture above: WHO personnel at port of entry at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. CREDIT: WHO To sanction erring inbound passengers; puts 14 countries on watch list As part of the strategic efforts to mitigate the third wave of COVID-19 in Lagos, the State Government has once again restated Read More…