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Coronavirus Update: Big relief from Covid-19 pandemic, less than 2000 new cases in India
India

Coronavirus Update: Big relief from Covid-19 pandemic, less than 2000 new cases in India

In the last 24 hours, 1,968 new cases of coronavirus have been reported, while 15 people died. Earlier on Monday, 3,011 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the country

US President Joe Biden announces launch of annual COVID-19 vaccine for Americans above 12 years of age
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US President Joe Biden announces launch of annual COVID-19 vaccine for Americans above 12 years of age

Biden said that the new vaccine will provide the strongest protection from the new Omicron strain of the COVID-19, which did not exist when the original vaccine was developed

ICAR develops vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle
India

ICAR develops vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle

The Centre plans to commercialise this vaccine, developed by the two institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), at the earliest in order to control the Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD), which has led to the death of cattle in six states.

10 crore people administered precaution dose against COVID-19: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
India

10 crore people administered precaution dose against COVID-19: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

The government had on 15 July launched a special 75-day special drive to administer precaution doses to all aged 18 years and above at public vaccination centres free of cost

Over 57% seniors faced mental health issues during COVID-19, 59% say government managed pandemic well
India

Over 57% seniors faced mental health issues during COVID-19, 59% say government managed pandemic well

The fear of COVID-19 infection was the most prevalent factor that contributed to the rising mental health concerns among seniors

US opens COVID-19 vaccine to infants, shots begin next week
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US opens COVID-19 vaccine to infants, shots begin next week

Roughly 18 million kids will be eligible, but it remains to be seen how many will ultimately get the vaccines. Less than a third of children ages 5 to 11 have done so since vaccination opened up to them last November

SEC to discuss India’s first indigenously developed vaccine against cervical cancer
India

SEC to discuss India’s first indigenously developed vaccine against cervical cancer

The vaccine is expected to be launched in the market before the end of 2022

US buys more monkeypox vaccine as international case count continues to grows
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US buys more monkeypox vaccine as international case count continues to grows

More than 1,300 cases of monkeypox virus have been found in about 30 other countries outside the areas of Africa where the virus is endemic

As flu cases increase, vaccination to offer some bonus protection from COVID as well
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As flu cases increase, vaccination to offer some bonus protection from COVID as well

The influenza vaccine can protect against the flu and a growing body of international research suggests the flu jab might also protect against COVID-19

Biological E's Corbevax price cut to Rs 250 per dose for private centres
Health

Biological E's Corbevax price cut to Rs 250 per dose for private centres

Earlier, in private vaccination centres the overall cost to end-users of the vaccine was Rs 990 a dose, including taxes and administration charges

COVID-19: Over 3 crore children between 12-14 years administered first vaccine dose
India

COVID-19: Over 3 crore children between 12-14 years administered first vaccine dose

The vaccination for children between the 12-14 age group started on 16 March with Biological E's intramuscular vaccine Corbevax, which is administered to the beneficiaries in an interval of 28 days

First dose of Sputnik V to be given as booster to those vaccinated with Russian vaccine, NTAGI recommends
Health

First dose of Sputnik V to be given as booster to those vaccinated with Russian vaccine, NTAGI recommends

The two doses of Sputnik V vaccine have separate compositions -- the first dose contains a recombinant adenovirus type 26 (rAd26-S) and the second dose a recombinant adenovirus 5 (rAd5-S)

Moderna seeks US authorisation for COVID vaccine in children under 6
Health

Moderna seeks US authorisation for COVID vaccine in children under 6

Children under six are the only age group that has yet to gain access to a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and in most countries

Adar Poonawalla warns against return to business-as-usual approach
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Adar Poonawalla warns against return to business-as-usual approach

He pointed out that there is rising vaccine fatigue among the public as the main reason for the low off-take of the vaccines even after the firm has massively slashed the price from Rs 600 to Rs 225 a dose

Serum Institute seeks emergency use authorisation for its rBCG tuberculosis vaccine
India

Serum Institute seeks emergency use authorisation for its rBCG tuberculosis vaccine

India's TB immunisation programme currently offers BCG vaccination at birth or as early as possible till one year of age

Usage of masks should be relaxed among children say experts as skin infection risk increased
India

Usage of masks should be relaxed among children say experts as skin infection risk increased

Also, as the benefit of using masks is low when the virus circulation is limited, experts feel the central government should remove the compulsion for kids.

How COVID-19 has only increased the struggles faced by the trans community
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How COVID-19 has only increased the struggles faced by the trans community

The Centre recently launched the scheme 'SMILE: Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise' aimed to provide welfare and rehabilitation to the transgender community

Decision on COVID-19 vaccine for 5-15 age group to be taken as per experts' recommendation, says Mansukh Mandaviya
India

Decision on COVID-19 vaccine for 5-15 age group to be taken as per experts' recommendation, says Mansukh Mandaviya

The government has so far not received any such recommendation, and a decision in this regard will be taken in the coming days on that basis, said the health minister

COVID-19: One crore adolescents in 15-18 yrs group fully vaccinated, says Mansukh Mandaviya
India

COVID-19: One crore adolescents in 15-18 yrs group fully vaccinated, says Mansukh Mandaviya

As per the Registrar General of India (RGI), the estimated population of beneficiaries in the age group of 15-18 years is 7.4 crore for 2021-22

Vaccine protection better maintained against severe COVID-19: Lancet study
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Vaccine protection better maintained against severe COVID-19: Lancet study

The results showed that protection against infection of any severity waned progressively following the peak which occurred a month after the second dose