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Universal COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech to test a candidate | THE INDEPENDENT | Pfizer and BioNTech announced a new clinical trial for universal COVID-19 vaccine candidates.They say the candidates will include T-cell enhancing shots and pan-coronavirus shots that “protect against the broader family of viruses and its mutations.” A key challenge for …

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More COVID-19 vaccines arrive

But experts says number of jabs too small for populations battling third wave Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Following recent calls from African leaders to manufacturers and rich countries to ensure equity in distribution of the desperately needed COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Region Office has …

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Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The risks and the challenges | THE INDEPENDENT Africa’s largest-ever vaccination drive is well under way. Forty-nine African countries are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and over 22 million doses have been given on the continent. Valuable lessons are emerging, but major risks and challenges threaten Africa’s fragile gains. Supply crunch …

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Kampala gets COVID-19 vaccine outreach support from bloomberg philanthropies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala has been named among the 18 cities in low- and middle-income countries that qualify for grants targeting COVID-19 vaccines preparedness.  The funding from the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Partnership for Healthy Cities initiative will see Uganda’s Capital city receive up to $50000 funding to support communication awareness needed for …

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Covid-19 vaccine uptake on the rise in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine in Gulu district has increased in the last three days amidst a spike in new infections. Gulu district has registered over 100 Covid-19 cases in the last one month. This brings the number of cases registered in the district to …

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Entebbe hospital runs out of COVID-19 vaccine doses

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital has run short of COVID-19 vaccine doses.  Already 3,720 people have received their first dose at the hospital. The vaccination exercise runs from 8am to 5pm every weekday. However, on Friday, the centre closed at 2pm because there were less than …

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