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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

EU executive chief open to waiving patents for Covid-19 vaccines

The European Union is open to discussing waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday. "The...
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Rollout of Africa’s COVID campaigns stalls, some 14.7 million vaccine doses administered

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More than 14.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the continent, but rollout campaigns have stalled in many countries. As of...
Mr Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, Ranking Member of Health, addressing at a press conference in Parliament House

Expedite action on procurement, deployment of Covid-19 vaccines-Minority

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The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus has called on the government to expedite action on the procurement and deployment of covid-19 vaccines to...
People queue outside a supermarket in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, April 2, 2020. Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has declared a state of emergency following confirmation of three coronavirus cases in that country. He has also announced a lockdown beginning on April 2 for 28 days. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Botswana to develop occupational health and safety policy

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As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has renewed hope for economic recovery, there is a need to invest in social protection systems in...
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WHO adds Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to emergency use list

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday listed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the fifth vaccine to receive emergency validation...
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African countries acquire more than 37 million COVID-19 vaccines – Africa CDC

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African countries have acquired a total of over 37.1 million COVID-19 vaccines so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...

MTN Ghana Foundation Donates PPE To Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

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  As part of efforts to help win the war against the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, MTN Ghana Foundation has embarked on another giant...
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SEND GHANA calls on government to expedite procurement of COVID-19 vaccines

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SEND GHANA, a non-governmental organization, has called on the government to expedite action on procurement of the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as...

May Day: Ghana Employers’ Association lauds workers

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Ahead of this year's May Day Celebration, the Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA), has expressed appreciation to organised labour and all Ghanaian workers. A press released...
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COVID-19 vaccines surest protection against the virus

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Madam Christine Attachey, Disease Control Officer of the Adaklu District Directorate of Health, Wednesday said the COVID-19 vaccines remains the surest way to protect...

Chinese COVID-19 vaccines help the world fight against the pandemic

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The Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, proven by worldwide experts of its safety and effectiveness, have helped many countries in the fight against the pandemic.

Foreigners get COVID-19 vaccines in S China

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"I trust the vaccine," said a foreigner who, along with other around 60 foreign nationals, got the first COVID-19 vaccine shot in south China's...
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WHO pledges support for boosting safety of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday it had joined forces with African governments to boost the safety of COVID-19 vaccines as their rollout...
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Take COVID-19 vaccines to prevent spread of disease-CALID

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Ghanaians have been advised to emulate the examples of the country’s leaders by taking the COVID-19 vaccines to help prevent the spread of the...

Cameroon receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China

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The first batch of Chinese vaccines has arrived in Cameroon as the country battles a new surge of COVID-19 infections.
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Africa Challenges in Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccines

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The covid-19 pandemic has caused substantial mortality and plunged national economies into deep recessions. Although the spread of the virus can be mitigated through...
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Western North Regional Health Directorate takes delivery of 11,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

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The Western North Regional Health Directorate has received a total of 11,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Dr Marion Okoh-Owusu, Regional Health Director who confirmed this...
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Africa administers less than 2 percent of global COVID-19 vaccines – WHO

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Africa accounts for less than two percent of the 690 million COVID-19 vaccines administered globally so far. "Although progress is being made, many African...

Security officers take COVID-19 jab in Hohoe

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Officers from the Ghana Immigration Service have taken their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccines in the Hohoe Municipality. Assistant...
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More Zimbabweans come forward for COVID-19 vaccines as rollout extends to residential areas

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More than 120,000 Zimbabweans have taken COVID-19 vaccines, taking heed of the call by the government to accept them as part of efforts to...
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Four accused of stealing and selling COVID-19 vaccines granted bail

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Four persons accused of stealing and selling Vials of COVIDSHIELD have been granted GHS80,000 bail each by an Accra Circuit Court. They are: Stephen Dzisenu,...
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

Influence citizens to accept COVID-19 vaccines-Caritas Ghana

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Journalists and media practitioners have been advised to communicate in a manner that will influence the citizenry to accept the COVID-19 vaccines to help...

China’s Shanghai offers COVID-19 vaccines for foreign residents

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"I'm happy that it has been opened to everybody in China." Expats in China can now volunteer to get the COVID-19 vaccine by making...
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

Side effects mean your vaccine is working – what if there are none?

(tca/dpa) - As millions now know from personal experience, the Covid-19 vaccines can cause temporary side effects. It’s a good sign, as it suggests...
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Rwanda to administer second dose of COVID-19 vaccines from April 2

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Rwanda is set to conduct a second-dose inoculation for its citizens against COVID-19 on April 2, Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije said Tuesday. "All citizens...
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Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal health directorate receives COVID-19 vaccines

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The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Health Directorate has received 2,700 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines for health professionals. It is the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for...
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COVID-19 vaccines are to protect us – Hohoe MCE

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Mr Andrews Teddy Ofori, Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has called on residents to take the COVID-19 vaccination...
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One more grabbed over stealing and selling of COVID-19 vaccines

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Lord Pabitey, a Disease Control Officer of La Bawaleshie Polyclinic who absconded after allegedly stealing and selling 26 Vials of COVIDSHIELD has been arrested. Pabitey...
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EU leaders agree to step up vaccine production

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European Union (EU) leaders agreed at a virtual EU summit on Thursday to increase the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Europe to improve...
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Africa population readies for COVID-19 Vaccines – PERC Report

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Two-thirds of the African population have expressed their willingness to accept the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) vaccines but the sentiment varied across the continent. ...