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Moderna to Build its First African Vaccine Plant in Kenya Worth $500M

Massachusetts, US-based biotechnology and pharmaceuticals firm Moderna is set to build a manufacturing facility in Kenya to produce mRNA vaccines, including those for COVID-19. The facility is set to be Moderna's first manufacturing plant in Africa with the company expected...

Nigeria Struggles to Gather Enough Vaccines for its Massive Population

Yesterday, Nigeria received another 3.6-million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from the United States. The second major shipment of vaccines the country has imported in the last 2 months, having received 4-million Moderna jabs from the US in...

Pfizer is Testing a Pill That Could Prevent COVID-19

US-based multinational drugmaker Pfizer has confirmed a large-scale study is being conducted to test Pfizer's oral antiviral drug for the prevention of COVID-19 infection. Reuters reports that Pfizer and other pharmaceuticals, including American Merck & Co Inc and Swiss Roche...

Pfizer Vaccines Are Safe & Effective for Children 5 – 11, says Study

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to be safe and generate a "robust" antibody response in children ages 5 to 11, according to Pfizer who performed a highly anticipated trial to confirm if the jabs were safe for...

Pfizer Vaccines Can Now Be Given to Children from 12 in South Africa

The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA), the country's health regulator, has officially approved the Pfizer 'Comirnaty' COVID-19 vaccine for children and teenagers from 12 years of age. South Africa has a large youth population group, with around 28% being...

FDA Grants “Full Approval” to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, its very first full approval for any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Following the approval, the Pfizer jab will now be marketed as "Comirnaty", a two-dose...

Vaccination Registrations for South Africans Aged 18 – 34 Announced

According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's vaccine rollout will open for people aged 18 to 34 from 1 September 2021. People in the age range wanting to be vaccinated can register then. Speaking during an address to the nation...

South Africa to Produce Over 100 Million Pfizer Vaccines A Year

Pharmaceutical heavyweights Pfizer and BioNTech have agreed to partner with South Africa's Biovac Institute to produce their COVID-19 vaccines at a facility in Cape Town. First announced on Wednesday, this deal will see more than 100-million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19...

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Proven ‘Less Effective’ Against South African Virus

A lab study by Pfizer and BioNTech has shown that its COVID-19 vaccine has proven 'less effective' against the South African variant by producing "lower levels of neutralizing antibodies". According to Bloomberg, the results are "part of tests of its...

SA’s Xerox’s ColorQube soars in Africa

SA's Bytes Document Solutions, an authorised Xerox distributor to 27 sub-Saharan countries, has sold over 140 solid ink colour printing devices  in Africa to corporate clients including Nedbank, Trudon, and Pfizer. “This has been a highly successful first year for...
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Top 5 Gadgets that were highly Expected in 2024

The following are 2024 top 5 gadgets that are/ were highly expected according to Menstuff. 1. LG’s see-through Signature OLED...
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