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Covid-19 Vaccine

The news broke in the early hours from the social media page of NCDC awhile ago and here’s what it says: 📜Press Release Through case and genomic surveillance at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control through its National Reference Laboratory, Nigeria confirmed it’s first case of the Omicron variant, also known as the B.1.1.529 lineage. […]

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) yesterday urged the Federal Government to apply caution in the closure of its borders to inbound passengers from South Africa, even as the new COVID-19 variant called Omicron spreads across the globe. The NMA advised that while the government studies the trends and epidemiological characterisation of the variant before taking […]

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected the security and the economy of Nigeria in a dramatic way. Unemployment has been on the increase, this is a reflection of the fragility of the national infrastructure. In this episode, Prince Charles Dickson, PhD of Tattaunawa Roundtable Initiative explored what should be the common ground […]

The United Nations Children’s Fund on Tuesday called on the G-7 countries to donate to the COVAX facility which is an international vaccine equity initiative created to support most less privileged countries in COVID-19 vaccine acquisition. Recall that the Serum Institute of India, which is the major supplier to the COVAX facility, had declared its […]

Masks are a key measure to suppress transmission and save lives. Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive ‘Do it all!’ approach including physical distancing, avoiding crowded, closed, and close-contact settings, good ventilation, cleaning hands, covering sneezes and coughs, and more.Depending on the type, masks can be used for either protection of healthy […]

The National Youth Service Corps, Anambra State, says it has vaccinated 231 corps members against COVID-19 at its Mbaukwu/Umuawulu, Permanent Orientation Camp. The Coordinator of the NYSC in Anambra, Mr. Kehinde Aremu, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Awka on Tuesday, noting that the corps members were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca […]

A new United Kingdom study says the AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are effective against the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant first identified in India Scientists demonstrated the effectiveness of the two vaccines against the Indian variant as well as the B.1.617.2 UK variant, according to a report published by ABC News on Tuesday. The study, which […]

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, on Tuesday granted conditional Emergency Use Authorisation for Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in Nigerians above 18 years of age. In a press statement made available to Vanguard, the Director-General of the Agency, Prof Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye said after a thorough evaluation, the […]

South Africa on Monday launched its second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations targeting people who are aged 60 years and above. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said late Sunday that the target would be achieved if the anticipated orders of vaccines were delivered on time. “We will begin to vaccinate citizens 60 years and older, who are […]

Vaccines save millions of lives each year. The development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is a huge step forward in our global effort to end the pandemic and to get back to doing more of the things we enjoy with the people we love. We’ve gathered the latest expert information to answer some of […]