PM Narendra Modi receiving vaccine at AIIMS Delhi.

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PM Modi Receives 1st COVID Vaccine Jab, Urges All To Get Vaccinated

PM Narendra Modi on March 1 received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the AIIMS-Delhi while appreciating doctors and scientists. After inoculation, PM Modi tweeted, "I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine, Together, let us make India COVID-19 free." The second phase of India's mass COVID-19 vaccination drive has begun from March 1, aiming to inoculate people aged above 60 and between 45-59 years.

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 11:15 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Narendra Modi, Covid-19, Coronavirus Vaccine, AIIMS Delhi

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Representational photo: A woman getting vaccinated.

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AIIMS-Delhi Chief Says India Soon To Have 3-4 COVID Vaccines

AIIMS-Delhi chief Dr Randeep Guleria on February 27 said India will have 3-4 COVID vaccines in next few weeks and people will be having option to choose among the vaccination centres available. However, he clarified that no particular centre will have more than one vaccine but different centres in an area will offer different vaccines. Citing low vaccination turnout, Guleria claimed the strategy aims to increase vaccine volunteers' number … read-more

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 12:45 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: AIIMS Delhi, Randeep Guleria, Coronavirus Vaccine, Inoculation

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Serum Institute of India facility.

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4 More Vaccines Under Development, Says SII Executive Director

Executive Director of Serum Institute of India (SII), Suresh Jadhav, has informed that the company is currently working on four more covid-19 vaccines apart from Covishield. Suresh said, "Three others are in different stages of clinical studies while one is in the pre-clinical stage of the trial". Reportedly, SII has collaborated with US firms like Codagenix and Novavax inc aiming to produce 200 crore doses of vaccine.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 02:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: SII, Suresh Jadhav, COVISHIELD, Coronavirus Vaccine

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Amit Shah

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Amit Shah Says Rules For CAA To Be Framed Once Vaccination Begins

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the rules for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) would be framed once the vaccination process begins in India. Addressing a press conference, Shah said, "the rules of the CAA are yet to be framed as such a massive process could not be carried out because of Corona." He also slammed West Bengal's CM Mamata Banerjee for exploiting the 'outsider-insider' issue to divert public attention.

Mon, 21 Dec 2020 - 12:06 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: West Bengal, Amit Shah, CAA, Coronavirus Vaccine

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Representational photo: Cold storage facility.

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Kerala Reviews Storage/Distribution Infrastructure For Covid Vaccines

Sensing the Covid-19 vaccine approvals, Kerala has started building up cold storage infrastructures for the distribution of vaccines. Government sources said, the state had already requested Union for 135-odd Ice Lined Refrigerators (ILR) and 20 deep freezers. Reportedly, while the first consignment had arrived, rest is likely to be procured within two months. Identifying the health workers as priority the government said it had ILRs and Deep… read-more

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 12:39 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: India, Kerala, Coronavirus Vaccine, Cold Storage, Deep Freezer, ILR, Covid-19

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representational photo: A health official screening a civilian, Iran.

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US Sanctions Refrain Iran From Procuring Vaccine, Says Officials

As US sanctions on Iran remain, Irani officials have stated the vaccine-procurement process is hampered since they are unable to utilize the payment system. Reportedly, Iran had planned to deploy funds worth billions in won-denomination of South-Korean banks but was taken aback as the transaction has to be cleared by the US. Though the US had issued 'Office on Foreign Assets Control' license, Iran said it had 'little effect'.

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 11:53 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: USA, Iran, South Korea, Won, Coronavirus Vaccine

Courtesy: Hindustan Times