Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro receives first dose of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores have received their first dose of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Venezuelan state television reported on Saturday, while the country received a second shipment of the vaccine. Images of both Maduro and Flores receiving their doses were broadcast on state television. Maduro said he felt “fine”… Read More Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro receives first dose of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine

Ghana kicks off coronavirus vaccination programme

Ghana launched its coronavirus vaccination drive on Tuesday with doses from the global COVAX vaccine-sharing programme, which delivered shipments to other African countries as its vaccine rollout to developing nations accelerates. The start of vaccinations in Ghana, and in neighbouring Ivory Coast on Monday, along with the expected delivery of millions of vaccines from the… Read More Ghana kicks off coronavirus vaccination programme

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

Serbia donates coronavirus vaccines to Bosnia’s Muslims, Croats

Former wartime enemy Serbia donated 5,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Bosniak-Croat region of neighbouring Bosnia on Tuesday, allowing it to launched its inoculation campaign. The Bosniak-Croat Federation, one of Bosnia’s two autonomous entities alongside the Serb Republic, has ordered 1.2 million doses under the global COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme, and nearly 900,000 from the… Read More Serbia donates coronavirus vaccines to Bosnia’s Muslims, Croats

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy receives coronavirus vaccine to reassure sceptics of safety

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a coronavirus vaccine shot during a visit to the frontline in the eastern Donbass region on Tuesday, hoping to reassure sceptics that the vaccine is safe and effective. Lagging behind the rest of Europe, Ukraine has only just started vaccinating its 41 million people after receiving its first batch of… Read More Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy receives coronavirus vaccine to reassure sceptics of safety

China pledges to provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine

China has pledged to deliver 400,000 doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan, Afghan officials said on Monday, in a boost for an immunisation campaign begun last week. “China’s ambassador to Kabul said in a meeting with health officials that his country would provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine,” Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, the… Read More China pledges to provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine