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Coronavirus News Updates: Delhi HC questions controlled vaccination drive; Maharashtra, Kerala continue to see upsurge in cases
India

Coronavirus News Updates: Delhi HC questions controlled vaccination drive; Maharashtra, Kerala continue to see upsurge in cases

Maharashtra also displayed a rise in active cases in 24 hrs followed by Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat, the health ministry said

WHO top scientist lauds India's capacity to innovate, produce vaccines at Global Bio-India 2021
World

WHO top scientist lauds India's capacity to innovate, produce vaccines at Global Bio-India 2021

The three-day Global Bio-India 2021 was inaugurated Monday by Harsh Vardhan, the minister of Science & Technology, and Health & Family Welfare.

Over 160 L COVID-19 vaccine doses procured so far, but beneficiaries below target due to hesitancy, govt tells LS
India

Over 160 L COVID-19 vaccine doses procured so far, but beneficiaries below target due to hesitancy, govt tells LS

Giving out the details of the number of vaccines already procured by the government, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey said the total cost of procurement of above mentioned doses of vaccines is Rs 350.25 crore

Single dose of Oxford vaccine can cut COVID-19 transmission risk by 67 percent, study indicates
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Single dose of Oxford vaccine can cut COVID-19 transmission risk by 67 percent, study indicates

Multiple countries have advised against administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to the elderly population.

Pune court rejects plea to stop 'Covishield' trademark use by Serum Institute of India
India

Pune court rejects plea to stop 'Covishield' trademark use by Serum Institute of India

While the court order was not available immediately, the lawyer of Cutis-Biotech, which had filed the suit, said it would file an appeal in the Bombay High Court

Pune's Serum Institute of India applies for permission to start trials of 'Covovax' vaccine
India

Pune's Serum Institute of India applies for permission to start trials of 'Covovax' vaccine

The company is aiming to launch the vaccine being produced in collaboration with American vaccine development company Novavax by June 2021, SII CEO Adar Poonawalla said

Myths of COVID-19 vaccination: I don't need the vaccine if I stay home, physical distance, wear a mask in public
India

Myths of COVID-19 vaccination: I don't need the vaccine if I stay home, physical distance, wear a mask in public

Taking precautions post-vaccination is important, since we know it can be airborne, and some emerging new variants seem to be more infectious, experts point out.

Myths around Covid-19 vaccination: Vaccines that pass all mandatory checks, trials are safe for everyone
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Myths around Covid-19 vaccination: Vaccines that pass all mandatory checks, trials are safe for everyone

Experts point out that data, even from fast tracked trials, goes through rigorous scrutiny by regulators and the scientific community.

Myths around COVID-19 vaccination: Vaccine could give me COVID-19 or a different disorder
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Myths around COVID-19 vaccination: Vaccine could give me COVID-19 or a different disorder

There may be some exceptional cases in which other disorders are affected by a COVID-19 vaccine, experts said.

Over 19.5L COVID-19 vaccinations, 348 AEFIs so far; Delhi heading to 'herd immunity', suggests sero-survey
India

Over 19.5L COVID-19 vaccinations, 348 AEFIs so far; Delhi heading to 'herd immunity', suggests sero-survey

India recorded the lowest number of coronavirus fatalities in over eight months, with 131 deaths being reported on Monday, the health ministry said

Myths around COVID-19 vaccination: Vaccine may work well for some, not for everyone
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Myths around COVID-19 vaccination: Vaccine may work well for some, not for everyone

COVID-19 vaccines, engineered to prevent severe symptoms of disease, may not prevent infection with the same efficiency.

Myths around COVID-19 vaccination: COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for everyone
India

Myths around COVID-19 vaccination: COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for everyone

Both vaccines currently in use to vaccinate healthcare workers are simultaneously in late-stage human trials to determine their effectiveness.

India inoculates over 12.7 lakh people despite vaccine hesitancy; free jabs reach Seychelles, Myanmar
India

India inoculates over 12.7 lakh people despite vaccine hesitancy; free jabs reach Seychelles, Myanmar

In a separate but related development, a study published in Lancet found Bharat Biotech's Covaxin showing enhanced immune response without any serious side effects in phase 1 testing

Over 10 lakh healthcare workers immunised against COVID-19, says Centre; 187 AEFIs reported today
India

Over 10 lakh healthcare workers immunised against COVID-19, says Centre; 187 AEFIs reported today

Meanwhile, five people died in a fire that broke out in a facility of the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune's Manjari area. SII is manufacturing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, 'Covishield'

India sends over 20 lakh free doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh; Dhaka praises 'gift of goodwill'
India

India sends over 20 lakh free doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh; Dhaka praises 'gift of goodwill'

Apart from the current delivery of vaccines, Bangladesh is also set to purchase 3 crore doses of India-made vaccine under a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with SII

Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to receive COVID-19 vaccine in phase 2 of inoculation drive: Sources
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to receive COVID-19 vaccine in phase 2 of inoculation drive: Sources

All chief ministers will also receive the vaccines in the next phase of the campaign, which may happen in March or April, according to media reports

Over 7.8 lakh healthcare workers received COVID-19 vaccine across 20 states by Wednesday
India

Over 7.8 lakh healthcare workers received COVID-19 vaccine across 20 states by Wednesday

Ten of the total 82 cases of adverse events following immunisation, including four in Delhi and two in Karnataka, required hospitalisation

COVID-19 vaccination: 2.24 lakh inoculated in two days; pandemic's third wave on wane in Delhi, says Satyendar Jain
India

COVID-19 vaccination: 2.24 lakh inoculated in two days; pandemic's third wave on wane in Delhi, says Satyendar Jain

India's COVID-19 case count on Sunday climbed to 1,05,57,985 with 15,144 new cases reported in 24 hours, while the toll rose to 1,52,274 with 181 more succumbing to COVID-19 in 24 hours, said the health ministry

COVID-19 vaccination: 447 recipients across India suffer adverse events post inoculation; how AEFI is tracked, reported
India

COVID-19 vaccination: 447 recipients across India suffer adverse events post inoculation; how AEFI is tracked, reported

With COVID-19 making the immunisation of adults necessary, the Centre has involved cardiologists, neurologists, general physicians, and pulmonologists in the AEFI committees at national, state, and district levels

COVID-19 vaccination drive set to begin today; will be 'beginning of end' of pandemic, says Harsh Vardhan
India

COVID-19 vaccination drive set to begin today; will be 'beginning of end' of pandemic, says Harsh Vardhan

On the eve of the vaccine rollout, Harsh Vardhan reviewed the preparations and visited the dedicated COVID -19 control room set up in premises of the health ministry