UK regulator approves Moderna Covid Vaccine For 12-17 Year Olds

Britain’s health regulator has approved Moderna’s Covid vaccine for use in children and young people aged 12 to 17 years. It is the second Covid-19 jab authorised for those aged between 12 and 17, after the Pfizer vaccine. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said that it is up to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to advise the government on whether children in this age group should be given the Moderna jab. The MHRA said that the jab – also known as the Spikevax vaccine –…

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COVID-19 Increases Post-partum Depression Cases In Zimbabwe

WOMEN have been urged to seek mental health assistance soon after birth to avoid sliding into Post-partum depression especially under the prevailing  COVID-19 pandemic. By Patricia Mashiri Post-partum depression is a form of depression that occurs after childbirth. Those who develop it are at a greater risk of developing major depression later in life. In an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Kudakwashe Muchena, a the leading Psychologist in Zimbabwe said there was need to take extra care of pregnant and post-partum women as the process of birth comes with a lot…

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Report Dirty Officers Taking Bribes To Allow Bars To Operate Beyond Curfew-Nyathi

OFFICERS from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) are reportedly taking brides from liquor and merchants and bar owners to allow them to operate way into the night despite government having issued a six to six Curfew as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. By Patricia Mashiri A snap survey by HealthTimes recently shows that bars as well as shebeen operators in both rural and some urban settings were operating beyond the stipulated time. In Harare, places like Dzivarasekwa, Kuwadzana 3, Budiriro, Glenview had thriving shebeens operating throughout…

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Vaccine Boosters Will Worsen Vaccine Nationalism Warns Dr Charimari

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) Zimbabwe COVID-19 Team Leader, Dr Lincoln Charimari has warned that adopting vaccine boosters to enhance immunity in already vaccinated populations could trigger massive disparities in as far as vaccines access is concerned for resource limited countries. By Michael Gwarisa His remarks come at the back of indications that vaccine manufactures in other parts of the world were already submitting data seeking authorization to administer COVID-19 booster shots for their vaccinated populations especially those with compromised immunity. In an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Charimari said it…

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