COVID19 Health Nigeria Top Story

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…

COVID19 Metro

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…

COVID19 Health World

US experts recommend resuming J&J Covid vaccinations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AFP/GETTY IMAGES, Shutterstock. In picture above: A pharmacist fills syringes with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. AFP/GETTY IMAGES The United States should resume Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccinations, an expert panel recommended to health authorities on Friday, after a pause prompted by blood clot concerns. Health authorities in the United States on Read More…

COVID19 Health Metro Top Story

Poll: 52% say “No” to Covid-19 vaccination

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: BellaNaija. As Lagos State flagged off its vaccination exercise against the COVID-19 pandemic with 507,000 vaccines, many Lagosians seem to be circumspect about taking the vaccine. In a Twitter poll carried out by Lagos Metropolitan (LM), as many as 52.4% of respondents who are believed to be Lagosians, said they would not be Read More…

COVID19 Health Metro Top Story

COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos targets 60 per cent rollout, as state engages Pfizer, other vaccine developers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Channels, iStock. Sanwo-Olu Reveals Lagos’ Plans Towards Ending Pandemic On Live TV Interview Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed the State Government’s plan on Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout and the effort to bolster mass vaccination of residents in the State. Lagos, Sanwo-Olu disclosed, is aiming to achieve 60 per cent vaccine Read More…

Olympics Sports Top Story

Prioritise Olympics athletes for vaccine so Tokyo Games can go ahead – IOC member

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi. Athletes should be prioritised for the novel coronavirus vaccine so the beleaguered Tokyo Games can go ahead later this year, according to senior Olympics official Dick Pound. Canadian Pound, the longest-serving member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC), told Sky News in the UK that the Games could still go ahead Read More…