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ABUJA — The Federal Government, on Monday, said that fully vaccinated inbound travelers would no longer be required to take the pre-departure PCR Covid-19 test. The FG said they would, however, be subjected to rapid antigen test at the airport by the NCDC within the arrival hall of the airport free of charge. The decision was coming after the complaints by many travellers over the cost placed on the PCR test. The Secretary to the...

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YOLA — The Adamawa state government says it has recorded 101% coverage in routine immunization of polio-related activities and COVID-19 vaccinations roll out. Adamawa state Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth stated this in his office on Tuesday when he received a team from the United States Center for Disease Control and prevention. The deputy governor who is also the chairman of the state task force on immunization commended development partners for their interventions in Adamawa....

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YOLA — The Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Authority Hong Local Government, Alhaji Adamu Hassan has revealed that the council intends to administer Oral Polio Vaccine on over 52,000 children below the age of five in 2022. He stated this Friday in Kala’a while flagging off 2022 Oral Polio Vaccine house to house immunization exercise and in health facilities, which kicks off from Saturday to Tuesday. The Executive Secretary said the exercise aimed to ensure...

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YOLA — The Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Authority Hong local government in Adamawa state, Alhaji Adamu Hassan has revealed that the council intends to administer Oral Polio Vaccine on over 6,000 children below the age of five in 2022. He stated this Friday in Kala’a while flagging off 2022 Oral Polio Vaccine house to house immunization exercise and in health facilities, which kicks off from Saturday to Tuesday. The Executive Secretary said the aim...

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On Wednesday, the World Health Organization called on rich countries to pay their fair share of the money needed for its efforts in conquering COVID-19 by contributing $16 billion as a matter of urgency. The health organization said the rapid cash injection into its Access to COVID Tools Accelerator could finish off Covid as a global health emergency this year. The WHO-led ACT-A is aimed at developing, producing, procuring, and distributing tools to tackle the...

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YOLA — The Adamawa state government says one million two hundred and twelve thousand, one hundred and eighteen (1,212,118) Children have been vaccinated in the just concluded outbreak response one immunization exercise in the state. Deputy Governor of the state Chief Crowther Seth stated this at the state task force on immunization meeting held at the conference hall of his office, reassured of government commitment to improving the health status and well-being of the citizens....

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ABUJA — As of the 25th of this month, over 14 million eligible persons in Nigeria have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the country while over 5 million eligible Nigerians had been fully vaccinated. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, stated this in Abuja during a media briefing on the Progress of COVID-19 vaccination in the country. He also identified the Federal Capital Territory,...

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ABUJA — The Federal Government has announced that it will begin the administration of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines today, Friday, December 10. The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, stated this on Thursday in Abuja as the Africa Centre for Disease Control, an agency of the African Union, kicked against the introduction of booster doses in African countries. Nigeria had on March 5, 2021 commenced COVID-19 vaccination with a total...

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ABUJA — Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has disclosed that available vaccines in Nigeria can cover over 70 percent of the country’s population before the end of 2022. Mastapha affirmed that it is better and safer to be vaccinated against the virus, noting that e noted that the vaccines are safe for use. He said this at the national COVID-19 summit in Abuja tagged ‘Pushing Through the Last Mile to...

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ENUGU — The Executive Secretary, Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency, ENSPHCDA, Dr. George Ugwu has revealed the Agency’s preparedness to commence mass vaccination of residents against Covid19 for the third phase of the exercise. The month-long vaccination targeting residents from 18years of age and above will commence on Tuesday 7th December, 2021 through to Wednesday, 5th January 2022. Ugwu also revealed, “Government has engaged private and mission hospitals to join in the mass...

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