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FG May Extend Phase One Of COVID-19 Vaccination By Two

Following demands by Nigerians, the Federal Government may extend the ongoing vaccination against Coronavirus by two weeks. The first phase of the vaccination is expected to end on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, by the Federal Government’s timeline and at least 1.2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered on Nigerians. According to the Executive […]

COVID-19: Oyo Govt Concludes Phase One Vaccination

Oyo State Government has concluded Phase One of its COVID-19 Vaccine distribution. The Phase One focused on Healthcare Workers and other frontline Workers. A member of the State Emergency Operation Centre for COVID-19, Dr Tomi Owopetu-Iken gave this information in a statement. The statement urged those who had taken the first jab to receive the […]

COVID-19 Vaccine: FG Explains Reasons For Stoppage of Process

The Federal Government has given reasons for asking all States administering the COVID-19 Vaccine to stop the process as soon as they use up half of the doses allocated to them. Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, gave the reasons at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. […]

Nigeria’s African Centre Of Excellence For Genomics Of Infectious Diseases

The first African and Nigerian Vaccine on COVID-19 has been developed by African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria. A Professor of Molecular Biology and Director at the Centre, Prof. Christian Happi disclosed this on Monday, February 8, 2021, while featuring on BCOS TV breakfast program, ‘AM120’. Prof. Happi […]

NGF Sets Up Team To Advise On Procurement, Administration Of

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has set up a team of experts to advise on the procurement and administration of the Coronavirus vaccines. The decision was taken during the 24th teleconference meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Channels TV reports that the meeting was to deliberate the procurement and […]

US President-Elect Joe Biden Receives Second COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

President-elect Joe Biden has received his second COVID-19 shot. Receiving the vaccine on Monday, January 11, 2021, the President-elect said getting vaccines into people’s arms would be a “number one priority” for his incoming administration. Channels TV reports that this comes as vaccine rollout has faltered badly in the world’s hardest-hit country, where some 375,000 […]

COVID-19: WHO Chief Hails Pfizer Vaccine News As ‘Encouraging’

The Director of the World Health Organisation, WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has hailed Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement that their vaccine has in trials proved 90-percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections. The two Pharmaceutical Companies said the vaccine they have jointly developed had, during Phase 3 trials, provided protection to nearly all patients seven days […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Is Tested And Safe, Says Russian Military

The Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, it had developed a “safe” coronavirus vaccine following clinical trials on a group of volunteers. The ministry said 18 people had participated in the research and were discharged without “serious adverse events, health complaints, complications or side effects”. The results of the trials “allow us […]