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Novavax says its coronavirus vaccine more than 90 percent effective

Novavax, Inc (NVAX) said on Monday that NVX-CoV2373, its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, met the primary end point in late-stage study. The phase 3 study of...
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Zimbabwean government allay fears of COVID-19 vaccine shortages

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The Zimbabwean government on Friday allayed fears of COVID-19 vaccine shortages, following reports that most vaccination centers were now only administering second doses. ...
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Tanzania allows foreign embassies to import COVID-19 vaccine

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Friday gave the green light to foreign embassies and international organizations based in the country to import COVID-19...
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Facebook launches profile frames to boost COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in Ghana

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Facebook has announced that it is working with the Ministry of Information to launch new COVID-19 Facebook profile frames and Instagram GIPHY stickers. The...
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World Bank and IMF urge action on COVID-19 vaccine access for developing countries

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The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday called on countries anticipating excess vaccine supplies in the coming months to...
In trials, less than half of vaccine recipients reported moderate or severe episodes of side effects such as fever, headache and fatigue. Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa

Almost 32% of EU Population Got at Least One Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

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A total of 31.8 percent of the EU population received at least one dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus, European Commission spokeswoman Dana...
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Some hospital security personnel in Wa raise eyebrows over COVID-19 vaccine

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Some hospital security personnel in Wa raise eyebrows over COVID-19 vaccine A number of public and private hospital security personnel in Wa are raising eyebrows...
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CDC panel endorses use of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine in kids as young as 12

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Advisors to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday endorsed use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as...
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Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine safe and efficacious

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China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, very much used globally, have been considered both safe and efficacious, according to Mariangela Simao, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant...
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Brazil’s first Covid-19 vaccine study volunteer reunited with mother

Brazil's first coronavirus vaccine study volunteer has been reunited with her mother after almost a year and a half. "I drove more than 600 kilometres...
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Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccine shots administered to over 900,000 people

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Kenya's Ministry of Health said on Monday the country had inoculated more than 900,000 people against COVID-19 amid intensified efforts to contain the pandemic. Mutahi...
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Zambian VP receives COVID-19 vaccine

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Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina on Friday received the COVID-19 vaccine and called for more sensitization on the importance of taking the vaccine. The Zambian vice-president...
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Russia registers its fourth COVID-19 vaccine

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The single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light has received authorization for use in Russia, the Russian Health Ministry with the jab's developer and sponsor announced...
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COVID-19 vaccine supply hitches could reignite upticks in Africa – WHO

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The delays in supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa linked to the crisis in India could reignite new waves of infections in the...
A health worker prepares a vial of the Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine at Pop-up Covid-19 vaccination site set up in a Baseball stadium parking lot. Photo: Bruce Cotler/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Denmark rejects Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

Denmark has decided not to use the Covid-19 vaccine made by US firm Johnson & Johnson, its health authority said on Monday. The reason for...
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WB Financing for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Reaches US$2 Billion

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Financing for the poorest countries is on grant or highly concessional terms The World Bank announced today that it has reached $2 billion in...

MTN Foundation Supports Tema General Hospital With PPE

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MTN Ghana Foundation has placed a smile on the faces of the health workers and patients of the Tema General Hospital in the Greater...
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Australian man hospitalized with blood clots after Pfizer jab

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A policeman was reportedly being treated for blood clots on Wednesday in the Australian state of Queensland after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine...
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Employees in China-Belarus Industrial Park receive COVID-19 vaccine provided by China

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This week, around 100 employees in the China-Belarus Industrial Park received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine provided by China. The China-Belarus Industrial Park is...
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Over 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Nigeria

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More than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Nigeria since the country launched its vaccination program in March, the country's...
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Cameroon targets COVID-19 vaccination for 20 percent of population

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Cameroon has set a goal to vaccinate 20 percent of its over 25 million population with a COVID-19 vaccine as the country is struggling...
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Pfizer CEO: third Covid-19 booster shot ‘likely’ needed

(tca/dpa) - Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla predicted Thursday that people who have received the company’s COVID-19 vaccine will “likely” need a third booster shot...
FILED - A health worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in this illustrative shot from February 19, 2021. Photo: -/TPG via ZUMA Press/dpa

Mexico to begin clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine “Patria”

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Mexico plans to begin phase 1 clinical trials of "Patria," a locally-developed vaccine against the novel coronavirus, the National Council for Science and Technology...
FILED - A German doctor prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for injection on Wednesday. Multiple countries are suspending use of the Covid-19 vaccine from the British/Swedish company out of fears that its use is linked to internal blood clots. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/dpa

U.S. recommends pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination over blood clot concerns

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U.S. federal health agencies on Tuesday called for a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after rare blood clotting cases...
FILED - Anyone with a history of overreaction to certain medications may want to seek advice from an allergy specialist before receiving a coronavirus vaccine. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa

Germany: 42 thrombosis cases after AstraZeneca vaccination

(dpa) - So far, 42 suspected cases of rare blood clots have been reported in Germany after vaccination with AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, the Paul...
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Media laud Ghanaian government for COVID-19 vaccination

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Majority of media persons in the Sunyani Municipality on Friday took their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and lauded the government for its...
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Media practitioners in Sunyani East and West Municipalities to take COVID-19 vaccine

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Media practitioners in the Sunyani East and West Municipalities have taken their turn to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 in Sunyani. Mr. Larry Paa Kwesi...
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Nzema East Municipality receives 1,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

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The Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region has taken delivery of 1,380 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines would be distributed to health...
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Botswana prioritizes the elderly above 75 for vaccination

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Botswana has adjusted its COVID-19 vaccination rollout by giving priority to the elderly above the age of 75, a health official said on Wednesday. Due...
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United States reports over 20,000 coronavirus variants infections

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The United States has recorded more than 20,000 infection cases of coronavirus variants as of Thursday, according to the latest data of the U.S....