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More Nigerians take up COVID shots after expired doses destroyed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. Abubakar Yusuf, an informal Nigerian trader, said he was scared to get a COVID-19 shot after hearing the country had stocks of expired vaccines. That changed, however, when health authorities destroyed more than a million expired doses last month. Nigeria’s vaccine rollout has slowly gained pace since then as public confidence Read More…

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Lagos administers 2.2m doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: UNICEF. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 2,195,779 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Lagos as at Jan.12. Abayomi disclosed this on Saturday through his official Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi while giving the state’s Vaccination Update. According to him, 1,026,144 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were administered as the Read More…

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Buhari reveals Nigeria developing COVID-19 vaccine

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Screengrab. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigeria is working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. He disclosed this in a televised interview on Thursday. “We are working very hard with the Ministry of Health to develop vaccines,” Buhari said in the interview broadcast on NTA. “We shouldn’t make noise about it until 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…

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Okonjo-Iweala, WTO boss calls for agreement for fair access to Covid jabs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Denis Balibouse/Pool/AP, REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration. U.S. reverses stance, backs giving poorer countries access to COVID vaccine patents The World Trade Organization chief called Wednesday for international agreement on how to ensure more equal access to Covid-19 vaccines, amid an ongoing standoff over a proposed patent waiver for the jabs. “The way the WTO handles Read More…

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Nigeria expects to get its first COVID-19 vaccine doses in January

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. Nigeria expects to receive its first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in January, the country’s health minister said on Wednesday, but officials do not yet know which one they will get. Africa’s most populous nation has not been as hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic as others on the continent such as South Read More…

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Nigeria to rollout COVID-19 vaccine by April next year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: UNICEF/UN0200242/Singh, REUTERS. …warns of second-wave of infections Nigeria may be on the verge of a second wave of COVID-19 infections, the health minister warned on Thursday, as another official said the country expects to roll out a vaccine by April next year. Osagie Ehanire, speaking at a news conference in the capital Abuja, Read More…

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What it would take to get super-cold COVID-19 vaccine to West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hope is rising that a new vaccine could halt the COVID-19 pandemic – for some – but lessons learnt from past vaccine programmes in West Africa suggest millions more might miss out. The super-cold storage temperature required for the new vaccine will make it near impossible to deliver in rural parts of Africa, said public Read More…