Covid Vaccination

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India Surpasses 100-Cr Vaccination Drive; PM Greets Medical Staffs

India finally achieves the 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination benchmark on October 21. PM Narendra Modi on the occasion expressed his gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and everyone who contributed to the success. Modi tweeted, "We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise, and the collective spirit of 130 crore Indians." However, Modi was joined by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya as he engaged with hospital officials.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 01:59 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, India, PM Narendra Modi

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Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma. Subramanian

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Tamil Nadu To Become 1st State In India To Administer COVID Vaccine To Kids

While speaking at a function, Tamil Nadu's Health Minister M Subramaniam on October 13 said that the state will become the first in India to administer COVID vaccine to children aged 2-18 years after the Centre's approval. Reportedly, the proposal to allow the use of Bharat Bitotech's Covaxin has been sent to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). Tamil Nadu is also the first state to vaccinate pregnant women. 

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 10:32 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Tamil Nadu, First State, Covid Vaccine, children

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A vial of COVAXIN.

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Expert Panel Suggests Covaxin For Children Between 2 To 18 Years

Covaxin, Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, was recommended by an expert panel on October 12 for use on children aged two to 18. The company has also received a positive response from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on its clinical trials. Reportedly, children received the same vaccination as adults in separate trials. However, the company is waiting to get the regulatory approvals to launch it in the market.

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 - 03:42 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, Covaxin, children

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Vaccine being exported by India.

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India Starts Export of COVID-19 Vaccine, Supplies 4 Countries

Under the ''Vaccine Maitri'' initiative, India started the export of vaccine doses to Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Iran, media reports said on October 10. Repotedly, India sent 10 lakh doses of Covidsheild to Myanmar, Nepal, and Bangladesh. While Iran will receive three lakh doses of Covaxin. The initiative will also help India to fulfill its commitment towards COVAX to supply vaccine to poor countries. 

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 09:00 PM / by Akansha Tiwari

Tags: Covid Vaccine, vaccine, Export, India

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WHO Expert Panel To Meet, Evaluate Covaxin EUL

The World Health Organization (WHO) has not yet granted Covaxin emergency use Authorization. It is India's domestically produced coronavirus vaccine. On October 5, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) will have a meeting to discuss the Emergency Use Listing (EUL) for Covaxin. The four-day meeting of the expert group to deliberate on policy recommendations began on October 4. Only six vaccine candidates have been… read-more

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 - 11:12 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: WHO, Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, Covaxin

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Passport and Vaccine Certificate

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CoWIN Portal: Now Download International Version Of Vaccination Certificate

The latest section of the CoWIN website termed "International Travel Certificate" will now have the international version of the Covid-19 vaccination certificate. The international travel certificate will cover: registered date of birth, the number of doses received, vaccine name, type, manufacturer, and dosage dates. The certificate complies with the international criteria set out by the World Health Organization. The international… read-more

Sun, 03 Oct 2021 - 04:31 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: CoWIN App, Covid Vaccine, Coronavirus Vaccine Certificate, India

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New Covid-19 Strains Might Develop Due To Vaccine Stockpiling: Leaders At UN

Despite the fact that diseases are already on the rise in many regions, leaders from developing countries informed the United Nations General Assembly that affluent countries' COVID-19 vaccine stockpiling might develop new coronavirus strains. The Philippines has warned of a man-made vaccination shortage in poor nations. Peru said that international unity had failed, while Ghana condemned vaccine sovereignty. The unequal distribution of COVID… read-more

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 07:29 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, United Nations, hoarding vaccine

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Covid Vaccines

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Central Govt Resumes To Export COVID-19 Vaccines; WHO Upvotes India

Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, on September 20, announced that the Government has decided to re-initiate the export of COVID vaccines. Reportedly, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus thanked India and called it an "Important Development" that is crucial for ensuring Vaccine equality across the globe. Earlier, owing to the deadly second wave COVID, India in April 2021, had to stop the shipments of vaccines.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 - 05:30 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, WHO, Health Ministry

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Covaxin Approval by WHO Postponed To October 5

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WHO Postpones Covaxin Approval To Oct 5: Covid-19

The approval for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) of Covaxin, manufactured by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, is now postponed to October 5, by World Health Organization (WHO). WHO's Strategic Advisory Group on Immunization is scheduled to meet on October 5 to grant Covaxin the EUA. A vaccination safety monitoring strategy will be updated on a global, regional, and national level. EUA will be proposed based on Covaxin's trials. 

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 - 03:57 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covaxin, Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, WHO, Bharat biotech

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SII to boost Covishield production upto 200 MIllion doses from October

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SII To Boost Covishield Production To 200 Million Doses From Oct

CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla addressed a virtual conference with Executive Chairperson of Biocon Biologics (BBL) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw to announce their strategic alliance on September 17. Reportedly, SII was looking to scale up its research facilities with BBL. Also, the alliance aims to increase the production of Covishield Vaccines from 160 million doses monthly to 200 million doses from October.

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 - 02:31 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: Covid-19, COVISHIELD, SII, Covid Vaccine, Biocon Biologics, Adar Poonawalla

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