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MoH/SL Global agreement for vaccines is US$18.5 and not US$26.00

The Ministry of Health has denied claims by an online publication that government would further contract a company to procure vaccines at US$26 per...
Covid Vaccines

US to Provide Foreign Countries 500 Million Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines

US administration plans to purchase 500 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to distribute them globally, as Washington significantly increasing its effort to vaccinate...
Representatives pose for a group photo during the meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign and development ministers at Lancaster House in London, Britain, on May 4, 2021. (Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

G7 Must Act to Ensure Vaccine Access to Billions Across Global South – OHCR

Eight United Nations officials have called on the Group of Seven (G7) leading economies to ensure peoples across the developing world get full and...
Representatives pose for a group photo during the meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign and development ministers at Lancaster House in London, Britain, on May 4, 2021. (Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

Over 200 Leaders Urge G7 to Help Vaccinate Poorer Countries

Over 200 prominent figures across the world, including ex-prime ministers and ministers, have called on the G7 leaders to allocate two-thirds of the $66...
Seth Berkley File Photo

Guarantee global equitable access to vaccines

By Seth Berkley COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access(COVAX) is a global collaboration to ensure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines. It is co-led by GAVI, the...
20 April 2021, Argentina, Buenos Aires: A person shows two vials of Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. Richmond Laboratory manufactured a first batch of Sputnik V vaccine in Argentina and sent it to Russia for evaluation. The lab intends to manufacture the Russian vaccine for local distribution. Photo: ---/telam/dpa

US supports suspending patents for vaccines against Covid-19

The US government supports the waiver of intellectual property protections on vaccines against Covid-19 in order to battle the pandemic more effectively, an official...
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

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...
SEND Ghana

Ghana’s health sector experienced marginal decline in budgetary allocation from 7.66% in 2020 to...

The World Immunization Week is celebrated annually during the last week of April as a global campaign to raise awareness on the importance of...

BFA: China calls for international cooperation on vaccines

Chinese vaccine producer Sinovac has provided a total of 260 million COVID19 vaccine doses to the world, according to a sub-forum of Boao Forum...
Vacc Ghana News Compressed

650,000 children in 3 African countries vaccinated against malaria

More than 650,000 children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have received the malaria vaccine in the last two years since its launch, the World...
COVID-19 vaccine

Nzema East Municipality receives 1,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

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...
Covid-19 Vaccine

Why vaccines for Africa is a matter of global security

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...
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

What allergy sufferers should know about Covid-19 vaccines

(dpa) - Covid-19 vaccines can cause strong allergic reactions in very rare cases. Rare or not, this is making many allergy sufferers around 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...
Vaccine Residence

Sunyani West residents express readiness for Covid-19 vaccine

Section of residents in the Sunyani West Municipality have expressed readiness to partake in the COVID-19 vaccines to boost their immune system. Some of the...

Biden looks to vaccines and checks to reignite faith in government

tca/dpa/GNA - President Joe Biden, saying "help is here, and hope is here, in real and tangible ways," kicked off a week of...
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Vaccines raise hope as COVID-19 continues to ravage Middle East

Iraqi nurse Safaa al-Din Kareem compares the China-donated Sinopharm vaccine as a "lifesaving guard" for the war-torn country. "The vaccine came at the right time,"...
Covid Vaccine

Botswana receives first batch of vaccines

Botswana received the first batch of 30,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by India on Tuesday. An Ethiopian aircraft carrying the first...
Foods and Drugs Authority

FDA cautions shippers, public against unauthorised COVID-19 vaccines

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the public against purchasing COVID-19 vaccines online. It said all importations should expressly...
Covid Vaccines

COVAX delivers over 20 million doses of vaccines to 20 countries

COVAX, the international vaccine campaign co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners, had delivered more than 20 million doses of COVID-19...
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Parliament of Ghana needs more than 6,000 doses of vaccines – Bagbin

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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Vaccines are safe, get vaccinated – Kwadaso MP urges constituents

Dr Kingsley Nyarko, Member of Parliament for Kwadaso, has urged the people in the area to come out in their numbers to receive the...
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COVAX-allocated vaccines expected in Namibia in March – Kalumbi Shangula

Doses of COVID-19 vaccines allocated through the COVAX facility are expected in Namibia in March, Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula said on Wednesday. ...
Emirates Airlines

Emirates delivers first batch of COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX

Emirates Airlines has today, February 24, 2021, delivered the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines under the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility to Ghana...
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‘The devil is already here’ – California strain worries experts

tca/dpa/GNA - A coronavirus variant that emerged in mid 2020 and surged to become the dominant strain in California not only spreads more...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

Macron: Rich countries should give share of vaccines to poorer ones

dpa - Wealthy countries should quickly give 4 or 5 per cent of their Covid-19 vaccines to poorer ones, French President Emmanuel Macron said,...
Covid Vaccines

Aid organizations urge German vaccine makers to share research

dpa/GNA - An alliance of aid and human rights organizations has urged German pharmaceutical firms to share their research in order to pave...
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Young Boxing Champion Joseph Awinongya Jr To Convert To Nursing Practice

Joseph Awinongya Jr the exciting young fighter with 7 national boxing championships to his name has announced that he would like to become a...
People aged over 70 receive free Covid testing in Kigali, Rwanda, in January. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

President Kagame is Right: Africa Must Get Covid-19 Vaccinations

It is Morally and Economically Just. February 9, 2021 The Guardian on February 7, published an insightful statement from Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, on the importance...

Israel to transfer 5,000 vaccines to Palestinian medical personnel

dpa/GNA - Israel will transfer 5,000 Covid-19 vaccines to the Palestinian Authority for use by medical staff who work on the pandemic's front...