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Vaccine hesitancy and variants growing concern for U.S. battle against COVID-19

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Vaccine hesitancy and spreading variants are causing growing concern for the U.S. battle against the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 575,000 Americans over...
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Major malaria vaccine breakthrough in Burkina Faso trial

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A malaria vaccine that has achieved efficacy of 77 per cent in children in Burkina Faso has become the first to meet the World...
People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

Rome outlines easing plans, including for a vaccine passport

The Italian government presented a roadmap on Wednesday outlining the gradual lifting of virus-related restrictions, in a process stretching from April 26 until the...
Malaria Vaccination

Malaria vaccine data from pilot project is promising – WHO

A pilot project in Africa with a malaria vaccine going well, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. In Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, more...
Media Education on vaccination

Media urged to educate the public on the vaccine

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The media has been urged to use their various medium to educate the public about the Covid -19 vaccination to clear all the doubts...
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Moderna vaccine rolled out in England as country hits target

Moderna's vaccine has started being rolled out in England as Britain has hit its jab target. The vaccine, which is the third one to be...
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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...
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

Britain begins rollout of Moderna vaccine for first time

(dpa) - Wales has become the first British nation to begin using the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Elle Taylor, a caregiver, was the first in Briton...
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Why vaccines for Africa is a matter of global security

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In a statement released today, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has called for a series of urgent actions aimed at upscaling vaccine access in Africa. Africa...
Vaccine Sensitisation

Krachi East NCCE educates citizens on Covid-19

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The Krachi East Municipal Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has taken the COVID-19 vaccination education closer to the people in...
World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO warns slow vaccine roll-out prolonging COVID-19 pandemic

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As the European region currently fights a resurgence of COVID-19 transmissions, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe on Thursday called upon...
AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca ‘respects’ decision by Germany to restrict use of vaccine

(dpa) - AstraZeneca says it respects this week's decision by Germany to restrict the use of its coronavirus vaccine - but reiterated that the...
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...
A health worker at a local health centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, prepares a vaccine injection. (Courtesy UNICEF/Sibylle Desjardins)

Biden Must Lead All-Out Effort to Vaccinate Africa From COVID-19

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Dr. John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Nicaise Ndembi, senior science advisor for the Africa CDC, and Dr....
Muslims Conference

Muslim leaders call on GHS to intensify COVID-19 vaccine education

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Muslim leaders have called on the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to scale up education on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Vaccine to clear public misconception...
AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca says new data proves vaccine is highly effective

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dpa/GNA - The British-Swedish pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca has provided new data which it says proves that its Covid-19 vaccine is highly effective. The vaccine...
FILED - A teacher wearing face mask takes part in hands disinfection and body temperature measurements in March 2020, as students returned to classes after the country's first coronavirus wave. Local authorities can prevent teachers from entering school compounds if they don't present a negative coronavirus test or agree to get vaccinated, an Israeli court ruled on Sunday. Photo: Nir Alon/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Israeli towns can demand teachers show proof of vaccine and Covid test

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dpa/GNA - Local authorities can prevent teachers from entering school compounds if they don't present a negative coronavirus test or agree to get...
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KATH records decline in maternal mortality

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The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi recorded a reduction in maternal deaths from 111 in 2019 to 53 in 2020. ...
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Take the vaccine when the opportunity comes – Dr Awal

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Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has urged Ghanaians to take the COVID-19 vaccine when provided with the opportunity...
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Ignore fake news on vaccine and get vaccinated – MP urges constituents

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Dr Kingsley Nyarko, Member of Parliament for Kwadaso has urged the people in the area to ignore all the misinformation and fake news circulating...
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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...