Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech has promised to compensate vaccine recipients if they experience any adverse effects post-vaccination as mentioned in its consent form. However, the company has advised the recipients to follow Covid-19 norms even after inoculation the vaccine. Reportedly, Centre has ordered a supply of 55 lakh doses of Covaxin considering the vaccine's efficacy which is still under the phase-three of clinical trials.
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Amid COVID-19 inoculation drive, health experts have warned that depression, stress and solitude may reduce the vaccine's effectiveness. According to the Ohio university researcher Annelise Madison, mental stressors tend to affect the immunity of people and reduce the ability to fight infections. Similarly, exercise and adequate nights' sleep before vaccination increase the chances of the vaccine’s efficacy. Moreover, a report said… read-more
In West Bengal's East Burdwan district, a truck carrying COVID-19 vaccine had to take an alternate route as the scheduled road was blocked by the farm laws protestors. Organized by the Jamiat Ulama-E-Hind and led by minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury, the sit-in had allegedly blocked the Burdwan-Durgapur highway. While BJP leader Kailash Vijaywargiya lashed out at the disruption, Chowdhury said he had asked people to give way to emergencies, and… read-more
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Citing concerns for people who may not afford COVID-19 vaccine, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 13 said the vaccine would be free for the people of Delhi. Kejriwal stated earlier he had already requested the Union to provide free vaccines to all as everybody cannot afford it. Moreover, putting down the rumours about the vaccine's inefficacy, he appealed to people to show up for the vaccination.
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Stating that no other country with two or more vaccines has given an option, the health ministry representative on January 12 hinted that India will not provide option to choose between COVID-19 vaccines. Addressing a press conference, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said both the vaccines of India are equally safe and there is no risk. Reportedly, the government will procure 110 lakh doses from Serum Institute of India and 55 lakh doses from… read-more
Appreciating India's actions against COVID-19, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on January 5 posted a message on Twitter lauding the country's approval for COVID vaccines. Dr Tedros praised India's steps towards ending the pandemic. He tweeted, "As the world's largest vaccine producer it's well placed to do so.” Tagging PM Narendra Modi's Twitter handle, he stated that unitedly "we" can bring "safe" and "effective" vaccines for the people… read-more
Centre's new CoWIN app will be India's official app for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. Reportedly, CoWIN (COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network) will be the one-stop digital platform responsible for COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the country. Besides, it will provide SMS alerts and vaccination certificate along with the date, time, place and name of vaccinator. However, the sanctioned app has not been released yet on any platform yet… read-more
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Gearing to launch mass vaccination drive, the Centre on January 2 began a dry run of COVID-19 vaccination programme in 116 districts across all states/UTs. The first national dry run will reportedly cover 16% of the 734 districts of India. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed that he would personally visit some centres in Delhi. Moreover, eying on the India's Drug Controller’s approval, the Serum Institute of India has already… read-more
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Ahead of vaccine arrival, Noida District Authority has made a list of 21,543 frontline healthcare workers who will be inoculated first with Covid-19 vaccine. The frontline workers were included from over 69 government hospitals and 410 private hospitals. Moreover, authorities are preparing to develop 14 cold storages across health centres to store vaccines. The Gautam Buddh Nagar district immunization officer said that the IMA helped in the… read-more
SpiceJet has partnered with Om Logistics for COVID-19 vaccine transportation, announced the airlines on December 10. Reportedly, the latter will provide SpiceJet refrigerated trucks to cover every nooks and corner of the country. Their collaboration seeks to provide a speedy, seamless, and reliable solution for the vaccine delivery as well as to create a durable cold chain network.… read-more
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