WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials
The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia.
US to buy 100 million doses of potential virus vaccine
The US government has agreed to pay almost $2 billion for 100 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine, German firm BioNTech said on Wednesday.
Let’s live with COVID-19 till vaccine comes, Wike tells Rivers people
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has told Rivers people to live with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its consequences until an effective vaccine
Bill to repeal Quarantine Act will make Nigerians 'zombies, guinea pigs' for vaccines, says HURIWA
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described the repeal of the Quarantine Act of 1926 as a toxic, poisonous, and unconstitutional piece of legislation that will turn the common people of Nigeria into mechanical zombies and guinea pigs of vaccine manufacturers funded by the American billionaire Bill Gates.
TB vaccine doesn’t contain coronavirus, WHO clarifies
Contrary to widely published reports that the conventional vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) offers protection against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, dismissed the claim.
COVID-19: 15 pharmaceutical companies working on different drugs, vaccines – expert
Dr Arun Balaganga, Medical Director, Indian International Healthcare Centre, Abuja says there is likely to be a breakthrough in the search for a drug or vaccine...
Firms partner to enhance vaccine access in Nigeria
Project Last Mile, a public-private partnership that shares Coca-Cola’s expertise to support African governments in the delivery of life-saving medicines and supplies to the communities that are most in need, has launched a cold chain equipment maintenance project in Lagos. The project, still in its pilot phase, is to support Lagos State’s immunisation programme through…
NGO urges government to introduce HPV Vaccine
As the International Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Awareness Day is observed globally tomorrow, CancerAware Nigeria, a Lagos based women’s charity organisation has called on the Federal Government to introduce the HPV vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme, to enable eligible girls have access to it. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is…
15 detained in China vaccine scandal
Chinese authorities have arrested 15 people including the chairwoman of a rabies vaccine producer under fire for fraudulent quality control in the country's latest drug-safety scandal.