Nigeria receives coronavirus vaccines under COVAX scheme

Nigeria received its first COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday to kick off an inoculation programme in Africa’s most populous nation, delivered under the international COVAX scheme. The West African nation of 200 million people took delivery of 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. Nigeria is the third West African country to receive COVAX shots, after… Read More Nigeria receives coronavirus vaccines under COVAX scheme

Kenya receives over a million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Kenya received over a million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, while Rwanda said it was the first in Africa to secure shots from Pfizer, as efforts to inoculate the world’s poorest nations accelerated. With fewer resources and tougher logistics than other regions, African nations are racing to secure the doses needed to… Read More Kenya receives over a million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Senegal receives 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine under COVAX scheme

Senegal received 324,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine early on Wednesday as the COVAX global distribution scheme accelerates delivery of the shots to the world’s poorest countries. The doses will add to the west African country’s stock of 200,000 vaccines it bought from China’s Sinopharm to launch the first phase of its inoculation campaign.… Read More Senegal receives 324,000 doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine under COVAX scheme

Australia receives 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Australia received 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca PLC vaccine on Sunday, more than doubling the amount of all vaccines shipped to the country so far and allowing the government to ramp up its COVID-19 immunisation drive. Mass vaccinations for Australia’s 25 million people began on Monday after the arrival of a first batch of more… Read More Australia receives 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

South Africa receives one million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

South Africa’s first coronavirus vaccine doses arrived by airplane on Monday, offering some relief for health workers who have been stretched during a second wave of infections and are first in line for the shots. President Cyril Ramaphosa and other top officials were at the OR Tambo international airport to receive the 1 million shots… Read More South Africa receives one million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

UK AstraZeneca vaccine factory evacuated over suspicious package

A suspicious package at an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine plant in Wales which forced a temporary suspension of manufacturing has been made safe and production schedules of the shots have not been affected, the company Wockhardt UK said on Wednesday. The Wockhardt plant in Wrexham provides so-called fill-and-finish capacity for AstraZeneca’s UK supply chain, which is… Read More UK AstraZeneca vaccine factory evacuated over suspicious package

Myanmar begins coronavirus vaccination with healthcare workers

Myanmar launched a COVID-19 vaccination programme on Wednesday, with healthcare staff and volunteer medical workers the first to receive shots of the AstraZeneca and Oxford University vaccine donated by neighbouring India. The Southeast Asian country managed to contain the number of COVID-19 cases early in the pandemic, but is now fighting a second wave, recording… Read More Myanmar begins coronavirus vaccination with healthcare workers