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Next Batch of COVAX Vaccines to Arrive Nigeria in August

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Next Batch of COVAX Vaccines to Arrive Nigeria in August

Nigeria’s Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire has said that the next set of vaccines are expected in August through the COVAX programme.

This was disclosed in a press briefing held by Ehanire and Faisal Shuaib of the National Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), on Thursday, at the statehouse, where he stated that Nigeria is on track to fully vaccinate 2 million people from the 3.92 million AstraZeneca vaccines received in March.

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He added that timelines have changed regarding the arrival of the next batch of vaccines in Nigeria, due to circumstances in India. However, the Health Minister assured that the next set of vaccines are scheduled to arrive in August

Ehanire also assured that everybody who has received a first dose of the covid-19 Vaccine in Nigeria is guaranteed their second dose from current supplies.

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Nigeria to Receive 3.92 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine in July

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Nigeria to Receive 3.92 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine in July

Nigeria’s Government on Tuesday said it is expecting a shipment of 3.92 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine by end of July or early August.

Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, the Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, said, “we now have information that Nigeria will get 3.92m doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca by end of July or early August”.

As we receive additional information on the exact dates in August, we will provide an update regarding timelines and details, he said.

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While working with Nigeria’s international partners to confirm the next shipment of vaccines to Nigeria, Shuaib stated that the federal government has commenced administering the first dose of the vaccine which was earlier halted due to shortages of vaccines.

Shuaib further added that the goal of government is to do everything possible to educate, combat misinformation and engender confidence in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines and ensure all Nigerians have clear information on how, where, and when to get the vaccine.

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COVID-19: NCAA Issues Guidelines to In-Flight Catering Services

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COVID-19: NCAA Issues Guidelines to In-Flight Catering Services

The Nigerian civil aviation authority has issued guidelines for companies providing in-flight catering services to airlines operating domestic flights in Nigeria.

In a circular issued by the NCAA on its website on the resumption of domestic flight operations in the country, in-flight catering companies are required by the authority to carry out regular risk assessments of their operations, and put in place remedial actions to address any identified hazard to prevent the possible spread of Covid-19 virus to their customers through their products.

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According to the circular, domestic airlines will only serve pre-packed catering products in sealed containers to their passengers during disembarkation while catering products won’t be served or consumed in-flight by airlines or passengers respectively on any domestic flight.

It further urged all domestic airlines to comply with its directives in other to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

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EU to Ditch J&J Covid-19 Vaccines from U.S Factory After Contamination Reports

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EU to Ditch J&J Covid-19 Vaccines from U.S Factory After Contamination Reports

Europe’s drug regulator said on Friday that batches of Johnson & Johnson’s covid-19 vaccine made for the region around the time when contamination issues were revealed at a U.S. manufacturing site would not be used.

The announcement came in the wake of reports, which said the U.S. Food & Drug Administration had asked Johnson & Johnson to discard 60 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine that were manufactured at the troubled Baltimore factory.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it was aware a batch of the active substance for J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine had been contaminated in April, with materials for another vaccine made at the site in Maryland owned by Emergent Bio solutions.

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The production of J&J’s vaccine at the site was halted by U.S. authorities and J&J was put in charge of manufacturing at the plant.

The April error involved ingredients from AstraZeneca’s covid-19 vaccine, also being produced at the plant, contaminating a batch of J&J’s vaccine, developed by its Janssen unit.

However, EMA said the batches of the vaccine released in the region had not been affected by the cross contamination, based on the information it has.

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The African Union and Africa CDC will virtually rollout the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) in Africa tomorrow 4 June, 2020 at 11.00 am Eastern Africa Time.

The African Union and Africa CDC will virtually rollout the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) in Africa tomorrow 4 June, 2020 at 11.00 am Eastern Africa Time.

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