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108 countries recognise Indian COVID-19 vaccination certificate for travel purpose, says government
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108 countries recognise Indian COVID-19 vaccination certificate for travel purpose, says government

Persons inoculated with vaccines, which are listed under the WHO- EUL, are deemed to be protected by authorities of many countries and allowed to travel internationally

WHO pushes back decision on Covaxin's EUL again, seeks more data
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WHO pushes back decision on Covaxin's EUL again, seeks more data

The UN health body said that the TAG expects to reconvene for the final risk-benefit assessment on 3 November

Africa trying to replicate Moderna's COVID vaccine in an attempt to lessen the gap of vaccine inequity
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Africa trying to replicate Moderna's COVID vaccine in an attempt to lessen the gap of vaccine inequity

Some experts see reverse engineering — recreating vaccines from fragments of publicly available information — as one of the few remaining ways to redress the power imbalances of the pandemic.

WHO chief and Health Minister discuss Covaxin's EUL, vaccine equity and supplying COVAX during virtual call
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WHO chief and Health Minister discuss Covaxin's EUL, vaccine equity and supplying COVAX during virtual call

India will resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines in the fourth quarter of 2021 under the Vaccine Maitri' programme and to meet its commitment to the COVAX global pool.

India to play the most important role in bringing COVID-19 pandemic to end, says USAID administrator
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India to play the most important role in bringing COVID-19 pandemic to end, says USAID administrator

India will resume the export of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October under the ''Vaccine Maitri'' programme to meet its commitment to the COVAX global pool

Quad supplies 79 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indo-Pacific nations
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Quad supplies 79 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indo-Pacific nations

The Quad leaders, in joint statement, said due to the Quad Vaccine Partnership's financing of increased manufacturing capacity at the Hyderabad-based Biological E LTD, additional production in India will be on cards later this year

WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus hails India's decision to resume COVID vaccine exports
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WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus hails India's decision to resume COVID vaccine exports

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said vaccinating Indian citizens remains the topmost priority of the government

India to resume exporting surplus COVID-19 vaccines in October, says health minister Mansukh Mandaviya
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India to resume exporting surplus COVID-19 vaccines in October, says health minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Addressing the media, the minister said the government will receive over 30 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines in October and over 100 crore doses in the next three months.

Rich countries with abundant vaccine supplies should refrain from administering booster shot till years: WHO chief
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Rich countries with abundant vaccine supplies should refrain from administering booster shot till years: WHO chief

“We don’t want any more promises. We just want the vaccines,” the WHO chief said.

India pulled back vaccine supply to COVAX due to surge of cases inside country, says USAID administrator
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India pulled back vaccine supply to COVAX due to surge of cases inside country, says USAID administrator

The shortage is going to end soon as the US has purchased the Pfizer vaccine, which will start to come online in August, Samantha Power told a Congressional Committee

COVID-19: WHO chief asks countries to vaccinate 10% of population by Sept; why rapid vaccination is crucial
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COVID-19: WHO chief asks countries to vaccinate 10% of population by Sept; why rapid vaccination is crucial

According to a UN report, COVID-19 vaccination rates are uneven across countries, ranging from below 1% of the population in some countries to above 60% in others

US announces allocation plan for tranche of 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 16 million to Asia
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US announces allocation plan for tranche of 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, including 16 million to Asia

With the earlier allocation of 25 million, the Biden administration has so far pledged to distribute 80 million doses by the end of June

Novavax claims large study in US and Mexico finds its COVID-19 vaccine about 90% effective
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Novavax claims large study in US and Mexico finds its COVID-19 vaccine about 90% effective

The vaccine was similarly effective against several variants including the one first detected in the UK, and in high-risk populations

UNICEF's five reasons why COVID-19 vaccine donations are essential
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UNICEF's five reasons why COVID-19 vaccine donations are essential

The chance of a more deadly SAR-CoV-2 variant cropping up into existence increases the longer the virus spreads.

Joe Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan: US to send 25 million jabs around world
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Joe Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan: US to send 25 million jabs around world

The White House said around 19 million will go to UN-backed program COVAX, with approximately 6 million for South and Central America, 7 million for Asia and 5 million for Africa

Israel-Hamas ceasefire: Officials worry recent fighting in Gaza could lead to COVID-19 spike
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Israel-Hamas ceasefire: Officials worry recent fighting in Gaza could lead to COVID-19 spike

Gaza remains highly vulnerable to an outbreak, with less than 4 percent of its population fully or partially vaccinated

Serum institute will deliver COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX, other nations by end-2021
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Serum institute will deliver COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX, other nations by end-2021

COVAX is dependent on nearly one billion doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine being made by the Serum Institute.

WHO reminds Serum Insititute of COVAX commitments amid soaring demand in India
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WHO reminds Serum Insititute of COVAX commitments amid soaring demand in India

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there is already a shortfall of 190 million doses to COVAX by the end of June

Donating 20% of June-August vaccine stocks to COVAX, G7 and EU nations can close vaccine gap: UNICEF
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Donating 20% of June-August vaccine stocks to COVAX, G7 and EU nations can close vaccine gap: UNICEF

Just 0.3 percent have been administered in the 29 lowest-income countries, home to nine percent of the world's population.

WHO approves China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
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WHO approves China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Sinopharm is a two jab inactivated vaccine and its easy storage requirements make it highly suitable for low-resource settings, the WHO said in a statement