Compensation For COVAX Vaccine Recipients Who Develop Serious Reactions

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has signed a no -fault compensation deal which will see  a lump-sum payment being made to recipients of the the COVAX vaccine who would have developed serious side effects and reaction getting paid for damages that would have occurred. By Michael Gwarisa The World Health Organization (WHO) and Chubb Limited (NYSE: CB), through ESIS Inc., a Chubb company, signed an agreement on behalf of the COVAX Facility on 17 February 2021 for the administration of a no-fault compensation programme for the 92 low- and middle-income…

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Zim Will Only Use Safe And Approved Vaccines- President

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa has emphasized that government was not going to risk the health of the entire population by rolling out  vaccines whose safety and efficacy has not been scientifically proven. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking in a Televised national address, President Mnangagwa said the country’s national response strategy has now reached a point whereby vaccines should be introduced as a second front preventive measures and only COVID-19 vaccines which have been scientifically ascertained to be safe will soon be be introduced for free and will be state funded. The National…

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Engage Communities First Before Rolling Out Vaccine, WHO Tells African Governments

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti says communities must be part of the COVID-19 vaccination process and should be be engaged earlier to create buy in from communities. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a virtual press conference that was facilitated by APO Group, Dr Moeti said Africa was still lagging behind in terms of readiness for the COVID-19 Vaccines Roll-out and more community awareness needed to be done before the vaccine distribution commences. Developing a safe and effective vaccine is just the first step…

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Nine COVID-19 Vaccines Under Assessment- WHO

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus says at least nine vaccines are part of a dynamic portfolio; which is constantly being reviewed and optimised to ensure access to the best possible range of products. By Michael Gwarisa In a Press Statement, Dr Tedros said 172 countries were now engaging with the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility, which has both the largest and most diverse COVID-19 vaccine portfolio in the world. At present there are nine vaccines that are part of this dynamic portfolio; which is constantly being reviewed…

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