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COVID: Why Nigeria should involve private sector in vaccination – analyst

Reviewing the ongoing vaccination exercise, Muhammed Yusuf, a public health analyst, has urged the Federal Government to adopt a public-private partnership approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines. Yusuf argued that bringing the private sector players on board would increase resources and capabilities to make COVID-19 vaccines accessible to all. He believed would close the glaring execution […] Read Full Story

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88 official sites you can get COVID-19 vaccination in Lagos

The Lagos State government has listed 88 official sites where residents eligible for COVID-19 vaccination across the 20 local government areas can get vaccinated. Residents who fall in the category of healthcare workers, COVID-19 response team (RRT), ports of entry staff, laboratory network, judiciary, military, police and other security agencies, petrol station workers, teachers, press […] Read Full Story

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Will ‘vaccine passport’ for international travel hurt Nigeria?

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When people take COVID-19 vaccines, they are issued with cards having a QR Code that serve as proof of their inoculation against the coronavirus. This may become a requirement for international travel in the near future. Increasingly, countries are considering adopting the much-debated ‘vaccine passport’ as a means of international and local access. A number […] Read Full Story

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£4.2m recovered ‘Ibori loot’ for completion of 2nd Niger Bridge, 2 others – Malami

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Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said on Tuesday that the £4.2 million recovered from friends and family of James Ibori, a former governor of oil-rich Delta State, would be committed to the timely completion of the Second Niger Bridge, the Abuja-Kano Highway, and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Malami made this known following the […] Read Full Story

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COVAX makes next stop in Kenya with 1.02 million vaccine doses delivered

Roughly 10 hours after Nigeria received its vaccine shipment, its east African peer, Kenya, has been delivered 1.02 million vaccine doses, the first tranche of its allocation from COVAX. An aircraft carrying the consignment touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi as top government officials received them Tuesday evening. The country has […] Read Full Story

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Here’s how Nigeria plans to roll out vaccines in coming days

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A total of 3,924,000 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday from the global initiative for equitable vaccine distribution, COVAX, following weeks of anticipation that it would arrive by February end. The consignment welcomed by top health officials at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja makes Nigeria the third African country to take […] Read Full Story

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These 4 steps will get you registered for COVID-19 vaccination

Registration for COVID-19 vaccination has kicked off on the official portal of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), https://nphcda.gov.ng/ . There are four main steps to follow. Step 1: Open the portal: https://nphcda.gov.ng Step 2: Click on Covid-19 vaccination e-registration option Step 3: Fill the registration form provided with personal data including full […] Read Full Story

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Poor sequencing capacity leaves Nigeria with dim vision of COVID-19 variants

While countries are surfing deeper into what COVID-19 variants are circulating and their impact on vaccine efficacy, inadequate capacity for genomic sequencing has left Nigeria working with a dim vision of evolving events. Africa’s largest economy has not found answers yet to the relationship between rising transmission, severity or mortality and the P681H, a Nigerian […] Read Full Story

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COVID-19 vaccines in Africa: Five things to note right now

From readjustment of the storage quality of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to suit normal medical temperature to COVAX facility securing 1.1 billion doses of Novavax vaccines, new developments are springing up with vaccine availability and application. Below are top five of those events that affect vaccine access in Africa. Freezing threshold of Pfizer now suitable for Africa […] Read Full Story

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AstraZeneca approval for Nigeria raises hope of ending pandemic

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria, following the World Health Organisation (WHO) authorisation of emergency use. Mojisola Adeyeye, director general of NAFDAC, said on Thursday that the agency received the vaccine data a week earlier, after which safety and efficacy evaluation […] Read Full Story