WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, made the disclosure in a statement, saying: “This is not acceptable to me, and it should not be acceptable to anyone.
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Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman PSC on COVID-19, said this on Monday.
One year on from the first shipment, more than 65.8 million COVID-19 vaccines have been received in Nigeria through COVAX.
The U.S. Ambassador spoke at the Flag-Off of the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Campaign in Imo State hosted by Governor Hope Uzodinma. The campaign will increase COVID-19 vaccine access and uptake amongst the people of Imo State
With the addition of Nigeria to the four countries earlier approved for the vaccine production on the continent, efforts by the Buhari administration to change the selection that the country considered unrepresentative of the needs, capabilities and population distribution in Africa has thus yielded the desired result.
The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this on Tuesday in Abuja in a paper he presented on the pandemic.
The 34-year-old – who has always refused to publicly reveal his vaccination status – initially travelled to compete at the Grand Slam with a medical exemption from having a COVID-19 vaccine.
Francis Okonkwo, Health Education of the board stated while delivering a lecture at a one-day media orientation workshop on COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign.
He made the appeal on Monday in Abuja, but said getting vaccinated should not be made mandatory by the government.
It added that 19 per cent were yet to receive their first dose for the pandemic that affected sports last year.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government had announced plans to make it compulsory for residents to take COVID-19 vaccine and present proof before accessing public places from second week of September.
As the health authority announced on Friday, 89 per cent of people over 65, the population group that has mainly received AstraZeneca in Sweden, are now fully vaccinated.
Adeyeye spoke at a stakeholders interactive session organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Safety Standards and Regulations in Abuja.
The state will give away five custom hunting rifles and five custom shotguns through its lottery, with the drawings taking place on June 20 for Fathers Day.
Speaking at the sidelines of the flag-off, Dr Nusirat Elelu, the Executive Secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, stated that over 50,000 people have already received the vaccines in the first phase of the immunisation.
The information is in a statement signed by NAFDAC’s Resident Media Consultant, Olusayo Akintola in Abuja on Sunday.
The DG said he would rather advise that the vaccine was good for personal protection against contracting the deadly Coronavirus.
Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, the director-general of the agency, said in a statement on Tuesday that after a thorough evaluation, NAFDAC Vaccine Committee concluded that the data on the vaccine were robust and met criteria for efficacy, safety and quality.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Sunday.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday.