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Ghana gives approval to Oxford’s malaria vaccine

Ghana has become the first country to give approval to a malaria vaccine developed by the Oxford University. The African country at the moment is expanding its malaria vaccination drive and the latest approval would help shore that up. Ghana is already using the first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix from British drugmaker GSK which was last year endorsed by the World… Read More
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Kenya’s government to deny services to unvaccinated citizens

– – From next month, Kenyans who haven’t been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be prevented from accessing government services. The move is aimed at increasing the population of Kenyans who have been vaccinated against covid-19. According to the country’s Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe, unvaccinated people would be banned from public transport, local airlines and train services. He said in a statement that… Read More
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G20 countries urged to urgently vaccinate the world’s small states

– – Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has called on G20 members to urgently work with the Commonwealth and other partners, particularly the World Health Organization and World Trade Organization, to urgently put in place a robust plan to vaccinate the world’s 42 smallest states and shield them from COVID-19. Speaking at the annual Health20 Summit, she said: “As the pandemic… Read More
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Covid-19: Tanzania secures 1 million vaccine doses for citizens

Tanzania’s government has announced plans to vaccinate at least 60 percent of the population against Covid-19. The country last Friday secured one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the United States through the World Health Organization’s Covax initiative. Tanzania’s Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima said priority will be given to frontline workers, the elderly and those with underlying health issues… Read More
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EU will not share Covid-19 vaccines with poorer countries

The countries were seeking further clarification on the safety of the vaccine after reports of blood clots in some receivers. – – But the UK and European health officials say the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is safe. African governments though were urged not to lose faith in Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. African nations rely on the AstraZeneca jab since it is cheaper… Read More
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Africa has no option but to keep faith with AstraZeneca jabs

– – African governments have been urged not to lose faith in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after several European countries suspended use of the jab. Two people have already died from sinus vein thrombosis, and others had to be treated in hospital after they received vaccinations with the Oxford vaccine. 13 European nations that paused the use of the vaccine expressed… Read More
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The Ghanaian-born who led Pfizer team to develop Covid-19 vaccine

– – Ghanaian-born Paul Mensah is a chemical engineer and the vice president of the bioprocess research and development group at Pfizer in St. Louis, in the USA. He led the team based in St. Louis and Andover, Massachusetts to develop the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to fight the Coronavirus. Mensah was responsible for developing and manufacturing the vaccine’s DNA starting material… Read More
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Covid-19: Ivory Coast, Ghana begin roll out of Covax vaccines

– – Ivory Coast and Ghana have started rolling out their secured Covid-19 vaccine under the UN-backed Covax programme. The Covax program is the global vaccine-sharing initiative helping poorer countries control the pandemic. On Monday healthcare workers in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan started receiving the Covid vaccination. They would be followed by teachers and members of the security… Read More
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Ghana is first in Africa to receive Covid-19 vaccines under COVAX

– – Ghana on Wednesday morning took delivery of 600,000 AstraZeneca doses of Covid-19 vaccines. The consignment arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana’s capital, Accra via an Emirates airline plane. The government said the doses are part of the first batch of vaccines the country is acquiring through the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) which Ghana among… Read More
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Coronavirus vaccine trial volunteer dies in Brazil

– – A coronavirus vaccine trial participant has died. The volunteer was involved in trials into a jab from Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The tragic news was confirmed by Brazil’s health authority on Wednesday, October 21. An investigation has been launched but no safety concerns have been raised, according to scientists. The volunteer was Brazilian and was taking part in the trials… Read More