Germany Limits Use Of AstraZeneca Covid Jab For Under-60s

Germany’s federal and health ministers on Tuesday came to the decision in an emergency meeting to suspend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under the age of 60 starting on Wednesday. Germany’s vaccine commission issued a corresponding recommendation for AstraZeneca’s use, due to data on “rare, but very severe thromboembolic side effects” that […]

FG insists AstraZeneca vaccine safe for Nigerians amid Europe suspension

he Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has insisted that the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe for Nigerians despite the growing global concerns over possible side effects. Germany, France, and Italy are the latest European countries to halt the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine rollout following reports of possible adverse side effects. The National Incident Manager of […]

Denmark Suspends AstraZeneca Vaccine Use Over Blood Clot Fears

Danish health authorities said Thursday they were temporarily suspending the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as a precaution after some patients developed blood clots since receiving the jab. The move comes “following reports of serious cases of blood clots among people vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine”, the Danish Health Authority said in a statement. But […]

COVID-19: Nigeria records less than 700 cases for fourth consecutive day

Nigeria’s daily COVID-19 infections have fallen below 700 for the fourth consecutive day, the first time since the beginning of 2021. On Monday, Nigeria recorded 542 new cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Nigeria on Sunday recorded its lowest daily tally this year with 521 infections. The reduction in daily cases occurs after weeks […]

Experts fault NAFDAC on emergency approval for Oxford, AstraZeneca vaccine

Medical experts have disagreed on the most appropriate COVID-19 vaccine for the country as the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), yesterday, gave emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently approved Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use. The move to use the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in Nigeria has […]

Eight more people die from COVID-19 in Nigeria

Eight people died from COVID-19 complications in Nigeria, on Thursday, raising the fatalities from the disease to 1,710, according to health authorities. The country also reported 938 new infections, on Thursday, bringing the total number of known cases in the country to 143,516. This is according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control […]

NCDC announces 1,483 new COVID-19 cases

KINDLY SHARE THIS STORY The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded 1,483  cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 118,138. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the country has so far tested 1,225,179 people since the first confirmed […]

NPHCDA explains why Buhari, Osinbajo should be first to take covid-19 vaccine

The Federal Government has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and other prominent personalities would be among the first set of Nigerians to be administered the COVID-19 vaccines when the country takes its first batch of delivery by the end of January. The […]