Can you choose your COVID-19 vaccine?

Covid 19 coronavirus: Australia enlists 1000 GP clinics to help with vaccine roll-out

Italy and the AstraZeneca vaccine made headlines last week when Italy blocked a shipment of more than 250,000 doses of the vaccine to Australia based on charges that the company failed to honor its distribution contract in Italy.

She also lauded the cooperation among the ministries and institutions in the country, as well as global partnerships with a number of parties, including donor countries, vaccine alliance GAVI, the World Health Organization (WHO), the UNICEF, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

With Fiocruz, Brazil has a vaccine factory that is considered the largest in Latin America.

The city went into a snap lockdown last month after the infectious United Kingdom strain was detected in the community last month. A former Indian diplomat says that India and China, two big exporters of COVID vaccines, must collaborate in helping other countries access the COVID jab, despite their ongoing border differences.

"One of the things we still need to understand is why some countries acted on those warnings, while others were slower to react", World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference as the global death toll rose to at least 2.59 million.

"It is very clear that Russian Federation is up to its old tricks, and in doing so is potentially putting people at risk by spreading disinformation about vaccines that we know to be saving lives every day", a State Department spokesman said.

Signs of economic revival in the USA - where vaccinated people can now mingle unmasked per the latest medical recommendation - also point to the world's wealthier countries aiming for a midyear bounceback from the pandemic.

So far, the Biden administration is maintaining the Donald Trump administration's policy of requiring vaccine manufacturers to meet America's domestic needs before making doses available for export. "Uganda is committed to vaccinating over 22 million people including the refugee community", she said.

The health authority said there is now "no evidence of a causal relationship with the vaccination", but that remaining stocks of the batch will no longer be "distributed and vaccinated".

Nigerians on Twitter have mocked President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for taking AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine which Austria suspended on Sunday following the death of a woman.

He stated that "Active cases declined from over 8,000 to less than 5,000 over the past 4 weeks" and this, according to his report, was realized before the start of the Covid-19 vaccination programme on March 2.

Related:

Comments


Other news