Tag: Vaccines

Just In: UN-vaccinated Nigerian civil servants locked-out of govt secretariat in Abuja

Some civil servants who have no proof of COVID-19 vaccination and negative PCR tests are currently being denied access into the Federal Secretariat, Abuja. An eyewitness who captured the moments in a video seen by NewsWireNGR as the civil servants were being denied access in to the Federal Secretariat building[Read More…]

Israel Vaccinates five year old Children against COVID-19

Israel began rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11 on Monday, becoming one of a handful of countries to inoculate children so young as it seeks to ward off another pandemic wave. Over the summer, the Jewish state experienced an upsurge in coronavirus infections, fuelled by the[Read More…]

Important Facts about the 1st malaria vaccine just approved by WHO

The World Health Organisation has recommended the widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine to specifically fight high P. falciparum malaria transmission. The P. falciparum is the most deadly malaria parasite globally, and most prevalent in Africa where it kills more than 260,000 children under the age of five[Read More…]

COVID-19: Federal Government suspends roll out of 4 million doses of Moderna vaccines

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC), has announced the postponement of the second batch of COVID-19 Moderna vaccines doses donated by the American government to intensify battle against the virus. The Director Press, PSC, on COVID-19 Mr. Willie Bassey, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja[Read More…]

COVID-19 Third Wave: Nigeria exhausts vaccines, hopeful for more delivery

Just as the fear of the COVID-19 third wave spreads across Nigeria, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) revealed the nation has exhausted all of the vaccines it received from COVAX for the first phase of vaccination. This was disclosed by the agency’s executive director, Faisal Shuaib, at[Read More…]

Special Report: Nigerian Catholics and the hesitation towards COVID-19 vaccines

We examine vaccine hesitancy among Catholics in Nigeria and why a proclamation from The Pope is not a strong enough influence for Nigerian Catholics to accept the vaccine. It is 8am, worship time in Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Trans Ekulu, Enugu, a city in Nigeria’s Southeast. Inside the church and[Read More…]

COVID-19: ‘96% of the targeted population have been vaccinated’ – Federal Government

The federal government says a total of 1,929,237 Nigerians representing 96 percent of the targeted population have received the first COVID-19 vaccine doses. The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this Tuesday, at a press conference held in Abuja, to update Nigerians on[Read More…]

COVID-19: NAFDAC approves Pfizer vaccine for Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria. The Director-General of the agency, Mojisola Adeyeye announced this during a virtual meeting on Friday in Abuja, explaining the vaccine is for emergency use. NAFDAC’s approval comes months after the[Read More…]

Finally, Kogi to receive COVID-19 vaccines

The Kogi State government has finally decided to start administering COVID-19 vaccines to residents after defiance over the existence and efficacy of the vaccine. TheCable reports that Saka Haruna, the state commissioner for health disclosed that Kogi will receive the vaccines on Tuesday, then begin the vaccination process. Recall that[Read More…]

Kogi, left out in AstraZeneca Vaccine delivery –

35 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT all have received supplies of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine except for Kogi State The Executive director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib made the development known on Thursday. NewsWireNGR recalls that, of the state governors in Nigeria, Yahaya[Read More…]