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When Edith Serem received her COVID-19 vaccination last month at a hospital in Nairobi where she works as a doctor, nurses jokingly warned she might start speaking in a foreign language.
The Democratic Republic of Congo will start its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on April 19 with 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses it received from the COVAX global vaccines sharing scheme after delaying the rollout for more than a month.
Botswana is investigating the deaths of two among thousands of people who had been given doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to see if there is any link, the health ministry said.
As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global programme intended to help them are blocked until as late as June.
Australia said on Friday it had ordered more alternatives for the AstraZeneca vaccine, setting back its vaccination rollout, and Hong Kong delayed deliveries of the shot amid concern about a possible very small risk of rare blood clots.
Nigeria hopes to receive up to 70 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this year through the African Union (AU), its primary healthcare chief told Reuters, amid concerns about delayed deliveries of AstraZeneca shots.
Ethiopia gave out its first coronavirus vaccine doses on Saturday, as the health ministry warned of an "alarming" increase in cases.
Nigeria has finally received its first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX — a global initiative that seeks to ensure equitable distribution of the vaccines to all countries.
The African Union is backing calls for drugmakers to waive some intellectual property rights on Covid-19 medicines and vaccines to speed up their rollout to poor countries, the head of its disease control body said on Thursday.
Scientists will meet on Thursday to advise South Africa’s government on its next steps after a study suggested the dominant local coronavirus variant may reduce protective antibodies from Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by two-thirds.
South Africa launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday, battling to tame a more infectious variant of the coronavirus with a roll-out of the Johnson & Johnson shot for the first time outside a clinical trial.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa will take the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that is set to roll out in the country.
South Africa plans to share 1 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses with other African countries, a senior official said, as a medical association said the first shots from rival Johnson & Johnson could arrive on Tuesday.
African countries that have not reported the circulation of the 501Y.V2 coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa should proceed with the rollout of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the African Union's disease control body said on Thursday.
eSwatini will no longer use AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, its health minister said on Tuesday, after a trial showed it gave minimal protection against mild-to-moderate Covid-19 caused by the dominant variant in South Africa.
A dispute arose Monday night between the a leading food and infrastructure conglomerate, BUA, and the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) over claims by BUA that it had purchased one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine for Nigeria.
South Africa will put on hold use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot in its vaccination programme, after data showed it gave minimal protection against mild-to-moderate infection caused by the country’s dominant coronavirus variant.
Nigeria is set to receive the largest allocation of 16 million doses out of the 88 million AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine doses allocated to African countries in the first phase by the end of February instead of the initial 100,000 Pfizer doses earlier expected, the World Health Organisation (WHO) hinted on Saturday.
The World Health Organization, WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulomboo says the WHO has not disqualified any country in Africa from accessing COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility, but rather is supporting all countries to access vaccines as quickly as possible.
Legendary Super Eagles striker Nwankwo Kanu has hailed former club Arsenal after they pipped Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, in Wednesday’s Premier League game.
When tonight’s game is all said and done, it will bring an end to a run of four games in the space of eight days for United featuring both domestic and European fixtures.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to the news by the Nigerian Army claiming that the second-in-command to killed Commander Ikonso, has been arrested, describing it as “a blatant lie and a cheap propaganda to lay false claims to imaginary military prowess..”
Delta State Chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, has backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the Country.
But the 48-year-old coach, who has won two league titles and three Champions League crowns in less than four seasons, has all but made up his mind to walk away after the final game of the campaign at home to Villarreal on May 23.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Gombe will get additional 770 polling units to the existing 2,218, following the expansion of voter access to the polling units.
The Education Secretariat of FCT Administration has debunked reports that schools in the Bwari Area Council have been closed due to the fear of the residents that the area might have been infiltrated by bandits after sighting trucks loaded with strangers in the communities bordering Kaduna State on Wednesday.
Serie A giants Juventus have reportedly rejected a renewed effort from Barcelona to sign superstar defender Matthijs de Ligt.
The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) says plan by the Federal Government to slash salaries of Federal civil servants is “provocative’’.
The newly appointed Executive Secretary/Chief Executive, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), Alhaji Shuaibu Ahmed, Thursday said he is committed to the enforcement of accounting standards, supervision and collaboration with regulatory supervisory bodies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the National Pension Commission (PenCom).