VAX LIVE: Global Citizen announces concert to reunite the world

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen, known for its advocacy work and impactful campaigns in support of pressing social issues has launched its latest appeal calling on world leaders to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccines around the globe. According to…

India gifts Nigeria 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The government of India has donated 100,000 doses of  COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria. A consignment of 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines, manufactured at the Serum Institute of India, was delivered to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), according…

Africa, Johnson & Johnson sign agreement for 400m doses of COVID-19 vaccines

The African Union (AU) and Johnson & Johnson have signed a historic COVID-19 vaccine procurement agreement for 400 million doses of the single-shot vaccine. According to a statement on Monday, the vaccine procurement agreement signed on Sunday, is expected to…

COVID-19: Nigeria vaccinates 215,277

Nigeria has so far vaccinated a total of 215,277 people in 30 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Lagos State is leading other states in the number of persons vaccinated with 58, 461, followed by…

Journalists Olumide Iyanda & Francis Kokutse share COVID-19 vaccination experience

Two senior African journalists Olumide Iyanda from Nigeria and Francis Kokutse from Ghana have shared their experience of getting the COVID-19 vaccine in their respective countries. They both spoke on Saturday on Platforms Africa e-Discourse, an e-community of intellectuals, opinion…

EU regulator says AstraZeneca vaccine is “safe and effective”

The EU’s drugs regulator said on Thursday that the AstraZeneca vaccine was “safe and effective” and was not linked to an increased risk of blood clots. This followed an investigation into reports of blood disorders that prompted more than a…

Our vaccine experience, by Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat said they felt no side effects whatsoever three days after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. This came as Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu, Imo State Governor…

Novavax shot 96% effective against COVID-19 in trial

The COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax was found to be 96 percent effective against the original strain of the coronavirus in new a UK trial, the company announced Thursday. The shot from the Maryland-based company was also 86 percent effective against…

COVID-19 vaccine arrives Nigeria today

Following the imminent arrival of Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday March 2, 2021, the Federal Ministry of Health has opened a registration portal to make the process “easier and faster.” According to a message from the ministry: “You can now register…

Lagos finalises vaccine strategy, hopeful of fair deal from FG

The Lagos State government is finalising its own COVID-19 vaccine strategy, even as it expects fair distribution of the Pfizer therapy from the Covax Facility being expected this month by the federal government. In an update yesterday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu…

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