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Parliament of Ghana needs more than 6,000 doses of vaccines – Bagbin

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The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin, on Wednesday said Parliament would require not less than 6,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to...
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One shot of two-dose Covid vaccine can prevent serious illness, death

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tca/dpa/GNA, - In a pinch, a single shot certainly helps. A first look at the potential effect of stretching limited COVID-19 vaccine supplies has found...
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Residents of Sekondi Takoradi express confidence in the vaccine

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The vaccination of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has gingered hope and enthusiasm among some residents of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis. The President and the first...
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Ghana Attitudes to Covid-19 Vaccine Survey Launched

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iRIS Research Consortium (“iRIS Research”) announces the release of its survey assessing the potential acceptance of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine among Ghanaians.   Background: The success...
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Can Ghana marry the Covid-19 Vaccine?

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Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations sponsored COVAX initiative. Ever since news on...
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German city mayor under investigation for early Covid vaccination

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dpa/GNA - Police searched the workplace of the mayor of Halle in central Germany on Monday as part of an investigation into why...
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WHO roots for training of African health workers ahead of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

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A seamless roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine in Africa hinges on improving the knowledge of the continent's frontline health care workers in critical areas like...
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Zimbabwean journalists appeal for priority status in vaccine roll-out

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The Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) urged the government to prioritize journalists in its COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-out Plan on Wednesday, saying that they were...
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United States faces major test in reopening schools amid pandemic

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Roger, a high school teacher in the area around Washington DC, has already been vaccinated, but his school has yet to reopen. Roger, who declined...
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Zipline delivers one million vaccines to hard-to-reach areas

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Zipline Technologies, the world’s only national-scale, instant drone delivery service, has announced the delivery of over one million programme vaccine doses to rural and...
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Australian PM reveals plan to vaccinate entire country by October

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has detailed his plan for all Australians to receive coronavirus vaccines by October. In his first speech at the National Press...
A cook serves her food at the monthly Lusaka food market in Lusaka, Zambia, on Sept. 26, 2020. The Lusaka food market is held on the last Saturday of each month, with COVID-19 preventive guidelines observed during the event. (Xinhua/Martin Mbangweta)

The safety protocols are immediate vaccine, let comply – Microbiologist

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Dr. Mrs Augustina Angelina Sylverken, a Clinical Microbiologist of the Kumasi Centre for Tropical and Collaborative Medicine has entreated Ghanaians to religiously adhere to...
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Zambians divided over getting COVID-19 vaccine

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As Zambia draws nearer to starting administering the COVID-19 vaccine next month, divisions have emerged on whether people should take the vaccine or not. ...
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Zambia establishes roadmap on administration of COVID-19 vaccine

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The Zambian government said on Monday that it has put in place an implementation pathway for the smooth administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. ...
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Ethiopia aims to provide COVID-19 vaccines to 20 percent of total population

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Ethiopia aims to provide COVID-19 vaccines to 20 percent of its total population in the coming months, the Ethiopia Deputy Minister of Health Sahrela...
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Poland angry at report celebrities got first shot at vaccines

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dpa/GNA - An attempt at raising awareness about the benefits of getting vaccinated against Covid-19 might backfire for a Warsaw medical school after...
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Vaccine arrives in Vienna under police protection

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dpa/GNA - The first Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination doses against Covid-19 arrived in Austria on Friday night. The delivery came from Belgium via Germany, the authorities...
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Prayer on vaccine: South Africa Should Call Justice Mogoeng to Order

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My attention has been drawn to a recent prayer by the South African Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on the COVID-19 vaccine. Mogoeng has, at...
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UK lawmakers OK new coronavirus tier system to replace national lockdown

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British MPs have approved the new tier system of coronavirus restrictions designed to replace the month-long national lockdown that ended on Wednesday. The system was...
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Africa Universities urged to develop vaccine for Covid-19

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Professor Ernest Aryeetey, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, has charged African universities to expand their research work to help develop a...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

New ‘worker bee’ Covid vaccine 70-per-cent effective in early results

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Pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford on Monday said that their Covid-19 vaccine - with pre-orders of over a billion doses worldwide...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO says COVID-19 has disrupted provision of essential healthcare services in Africa

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Provision of critical healthcare services in Africa including child immunization and hospital deliveries has experienced significant disruptions linked to COVID-19 pandemic, a senior World...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Moderna: vaccine could get emergency US approval by December

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US biotech firm, Moderna, is confident it could receive emergency approval for its new coronavirus vaccine from US authorities in December. The approval would be...
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Polio immunization: Ashanti exceeds target as it begins round two

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The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate achieved 95.3 per cent coverage during its mass Polio immunization exercise conducted between September 10 to 13, exceeding the...
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About 1,700 college students in Manchester told to self-isolate after coronavirus outbreak

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Some 1,700 students at Manchester Metropolitan University have been told to stay in their rooms for 14 days after 127 tested positive for coronavirus,...
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Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in U.S.

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A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced...
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Let’s restructure global financial architecture for easy access to capital – President

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for restructuring of the global financing architecture to enable access to fresh capital by developing nations in...
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Russia to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine supply to Kyrgyzstan

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The supply of a Russian COVID-19 vaccine to Kyrgyzstan will be considered a priority matter, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchuk said here...
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Trump expects coronavirus vaccine to be available for “every American” by April

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States would produce enough coronavirus vaccine doses for "every American" by April 2021. ...
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European Commission signs second COVID-19 vaccine contract

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The European Commission on Friday concluded its second contract with a pharmaceutical company for a possible vaccine against COVID-19, the Commission said in a...