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Covid: Pfizer vaccine approved for 12- to 15-year-olds in UK

“We have carefully reviewed clinical trial data in children aged 12 to 15 years and have concluded that the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective in this age group and that the benefits of this vaccine outweigh any risk,”

COVID-19: Global shortage of vaccines remains a huge challenge, FG laments

Doctor Ehanire highlighted that the country has begun putting strategies in place towards potentially becoming a vaccine production hub in Africa.

Brazil buys 100 million more doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

About 15% of Brazil's population has received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the ministry, far less than most European and North American countries.

Bill Gates under fire for saying vaccine formulas shouldn’t be shared with developing world

Mr Gates flatly said “no,” before adding: “There's only so many vaccine factories in the world and people are very serious about the safety of vaccines. And so moving something that had never been done, moving a vaccine, say, from a [Johnson & Johnson] factory into a factory in India, it's novel, it's only because of our grants and expertise that can happen at all.”

Disruption in oxygen supply kills many COVID patients in India

“The oxygen tank had a leak while refilling, and that caused deaths of 22 patients,” Suraj Mandhare, an official in the Nashik district of Maharashtra

1.05m persons vaccinated with 1st dose of covid vaccine in Nigeria

A breakdown of the NPHCDA update contained in an Electronic Management of Immunisation Data, EMID, System, showed that Lagos remains ahead in the exercise with 193,794 persons vaccinated.

Covid: WTO chief lays out global action to increase vaccine access

The WTO head urged vaccine makers to increase technology transfer to bring in new manufacturing capacity and to be transparent on contracts and pricing. Pfizer and BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca are among those producing the shots.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause: Trump blames Biden and complains about FDA hurting his election chances

The former president said in a statement that the reputation of the vaccine will now be “permanently challenged” and people who have taken it will be “up in arms” after the decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

Oxford Suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial On Children Over Blood Clot

The benefits of COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca in preventing COVID-19 infection and its complications continue to outweigh any risks and the public should continue to get their vaccine when invited to do so,''

Libya takes first batch delivery of Covid vaccines

The country has registered around 1,000 new cases per day in recent weeks, but the difficulty of obtaining a test means that the real numbers may be far higher.

Dutch halt AstraZeneca coronavirus shots in under-60s

Earlier Friday, a Dutch organization that monitors vaccine side effects said it had received five reports of blood clots with low blood plate counts following vaccinations. All the cases occurred between seven and 10 days after the vaccinations and all the people affected were women aged between 25 and 65 years.

Germany’s vaccine regulator reports 31 cases of blood disorder after AstraZeneca shot

In nine cases, the affected people died. With the exception of two cases, all reports concerned women between the ages of 20 and 63. The two men were 36 and 57 years old.

Ecuador health minister quits three weeks after appointment 

Farfan replaced Juan Carlos Zevallos, currently under investigation for influence peddling, who fled the country for the United States after his resignation.

AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and there is no evidence linked to blood clots, UK regulator says

The regulator said it was looking at the cases but stressed the events were "extremely rare" and there was a possibility they could have been caused by Covid itself.

Nigerian governors to take position on petrol subsidy, COVID-19 vaccines

The governors of the 36 states in Nigeria, under the umbrella of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will meet on Thursday to discuss petrol subsidy, COVID-19 vaccines and other matters

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We have no regrets leaving PDP ― C’River Commissioner

the decision of governor Ayade has opened the eyes of the people of the state to see the good in being in the same party with the ruling party

Nigerians are hungry, frustrated, unsafe — Northern CAN tells FG

We urged the President to go beyond rhetorics and match his words with action this time around in order to inspire confidence among Nigerians.