Tags : Covid-19 Vaccines

Moderna To Build Its First African mRNA Vaccine Manufacturing Facility

 Moderna has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Kenyan government for its first mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility in Africa. The novel mRNA process uses the genetic code for the spike protein of the coronavirus and is thought to trigger a better immune response than traditional vaccines. Scientists hope the technology, which is easier […]Read More

80% of PHCs Can’t Store, Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

A non-governmental human right organization has revealed in its investigation that  80 percent of the PHCs were “substandard and unfit to store, and effectively administer COVID-19 vaccines.” The human rights organization said this after investigating the efficacy of 90 PHCs in 15 states. To strengthen and foster health sector accountability in Nigeria, the organization and […]Read More

Covid-19 Vaccine Donations To Nigeria: The Story So Far In

It is safe to say that Nigeria and other countries in Africa continue to enjoy vaccine donations from the global north as the world continues the battle against the covid-19 pandemic. According to the Nigerian Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), the agency in charge of the vaccine roll-out, Nigeria… You must be registered to […]Read More

Morocco Begins Construction Of Vaccine Production Plants

Morocco has officially launched the construction of its covid-19 manufacturing plant in the region of Casablanca, the country’s economic capital. Slated to begin production in July 2022, SENSYO Pharmatech would cover the production and administration of Covid-19 vaccines as well as other vaccines. The plant would have “three industrial lines whose combined production capacity will […]Read More

US Researchers Offer Solution To Vaccine Inequality

Two years into the coronavirus pandemic and several variants later, the world is still struggling to vaccinate more than half of its population. Public health experts record that over 10 billion covid-19 vaccine doses have been produced since mid-2020, but more than 70 percent of the vaccines produced were consumed by wealthy nations. For instance, […]Read More

Pfizer Confirms Third Vaccine Shots Can Neutralize Omicron Variant

BioNTech and Pfizer (PFE.N) have confirmed that a three-shot course of their COVID-19 vaccine is able to neutralize the new Omicron variant following results from recent laboratory tests. The German and U.S. companies said two doses of their vaccine resulted in significantly lower neutralising antibodies but could still be protective against severe disease. “The first line of […]Read More

South Africa Faces Covid-19 Fourth Wave Driven By Omicron Variant

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said hospitals are now preparing for more admissions as the country enters a fourth COVID-19 wave driven by the Omicron coronavirus strain. “As the country heads into the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, we are experiencing a rate of infections that we have not seen since the pandemic started,” Ramaphosa said […]Read More

Infographic: Countries Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19

According to a report from UNICEF, which analysed 115 million confirmed COVID-19 cases from 105 countries, people under 20 account for 16 percent of reported Covid-19 cases. Now more than 100 countries around the world have extended their COVID-19 vaccination drive to children. The three vaccines that have been approved… You must be registered to […]Read More