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Osinbajo tasks U.S. on net-zero emissions, access to COVID-19 vaccine

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the U.S. to support the call for a just global transition to net-zero emissions and lead the effort to ensure easy access to COVID-19 vaccine by all countries. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo The vice president also called on U.S. to generally reset its foreign policy agenda with the African continent in ...

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Take second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, UNICEF urges Nigerians

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged those who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Astrazeneca vaccine, to take second dose for stronger immunity against the virus. Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Mrs Elizabeth Onitolo, UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) Specialists, made the call in Yola on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at a three-day media dialogue on Immunisation, Post-polio Certification and COVID-19 ...

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World Bank to provide COVID-19 finance to 50 countries by mid 2021

David R. Malpass

The World Bank will provide 50 countries with finance to buy COVID-19 vaccines by mid-2021, Mr David Malpass, World Bank Group President, has said. David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group Malpass made this known on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Washington D. C. during a news  conference at the ongoing 2021 Spring Meetings which began on Monday. ...

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COVID-19: Why states were directed to halt vaccination halfway – Govt

Olorunnimbe Mamora

The Federal Government has explained why it asked all states administering the COVID-19 vaccine to stop the exercise the moment they used half of the doses allocated to them. Minster of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, gave the explanation at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 ...

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British scientists warn COVID-19 cases will rise despite vaccine


A group of scientists, which serves as adviser to the British government over the handling of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, has warned that regardless of vaccination, lifting restrictions over the coming weeks “may lead to a small surge of cases and deaths.” Coronavirus Minutes from a meeting with members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) published on Tuesday, ...

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COVID-19: Health workers advise Nigerians to get vaccinated

Ifako General Hospital

Frontline health workers championing the country’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos have called on Nigerians to enrol for the ongoing vaccination exercise. Ifako General Hospital vaccination centre The exercise started with the vaccination of essential workers including policemen, petrol station workers and strategic leaders, amongst others. Currently being administered to Nigerians above the age 50 years the exercise has ...

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Stakeholders admit Covid-19 vaccine efficacy claim yet unproven, insist on safety

GET Summit

Just like the rest of the world, the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Nigeria is experiencing an unexpected glitch, as the intended beneficiaries – the people – have continued to express disbelief over the acclaimed efficacy of the antidote. A group of participants at the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment (GET) Covid-19 Vaccine Summit in Lagos From the United States of ...

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Two-third of Africans willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine – Survey

Covid-19 Vaccine

Two-third of Africans interviewed have expressed their willingness to accept the COVID-19 vaccines, says the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Africa CDC disclosed this in a statement from its Addis Ababa, ...

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WHO urges intensified campaign on safety of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged the media to intensify campaign against misconception by residents on COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine The Immunisation Officer of WHO in Kaduna State, Dr Sambo Ishaku, made the call during a meeting with Health Journalists on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Kaduna, the state capital. He said some residents have misconception and myths which ...

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Lagos begins COVID-19 vaccination, sets up 88 vaccine centres

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Government has commenced its COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccination programme, while setting up 88 centres for administration of the vaccine to enhance the immunity and health of its citizens.  Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, disclosed this during a media briefing on the Official Rollout, Distribution and Administration of COVID-19 ...

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