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Moderna aiming to make up to one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine this year – world news

Moderna Inc is on track to deliver between 600 million and 1 billion doses of its Covid-19 vaccine this year, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel said on Thursday. Bancel said Moderna had orders for 500 million doses of its vaccine and could comfortably make at least 600 million doses. He told a conference organised by Oddo BHF that the group was ...

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Govt plans WhatsApp chatbot for Covid-19 vaccine queries – india news

The government plans to launch a WhatsApp chatbot to address queries regarding the Covid-19 vaccination, people familiar with the matter said. The queries can be sent on the number 9013151515 with the message “say vaccine”, they added. The project is at the pilot stage and is being used to respond to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the vaccination. Once the ...

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Vaccine pricing still a sticking point? – india news

Negotiation over pricing remains an issue that is being ironed out before the Centre signs a purchase order for the roll-out out of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, experts indicated on Wednesday, even as the government continued to finalise the infrastructure and other mechanisms to deploy the jabs against the coronavirus. While distribution in other nations started soon after approval with pricing ...

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Uttarakhand to conduct second dry run for vaccine rollout in 10 booths of every district on Jan 8 – india news

After challenges faced during the first dry-run for the vaccination drive in the state, the Uttarakhand government has announced a second trial process to be conducted across the state on January 8. Chief Secretary Om Prakash while conducting a review meeting of the preparations for Covid-19 vaccination on Tuesday informed that a dry run for the vaccination process will be ...

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Vaccine drive: Those below 50 but with comorbidities may spike numbers under third category – india news

The number of eligible people for the Covid-19 vaccine in the third category comprising those above 50 years and those with comorbidities in Delhi is going to be more than 4.2 million as was initially estimated by the city administration last month, senior government officials said on Wednesday. While the numbers of healthcare workers (300,000) and front line workers (600,000) ...

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PM Modi dials Chancellor Merkel, promises to use vaccine capabilities to help other nations – india news

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel of India’s commitment to deploy its vaccine development and manufacturing capacities for the benefit of the world. The matter figured in a video-teleconference between the two leaders, who discussed key issues such as the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, bilateral relations, and regional and global issues, particularly India-European Union ...

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Australia brings forward vaccine rollout by two weeks to early March – world news

The Australian government on Wednesday said it is bringing forward the expected rollout of its first coronavirus vaccine by two weeks to early March to ensure the health and safety of the people and frontline workers. Health Minister Greg Hunt said the national vaccination campaign will start earlier than expected. “We’ve been able to bring our vaccination commencement schedule forward ...

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European drugs authority meets again over Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine – world news

The European Medicines Authority (EMA) was meeting on Wednesday to decide on whether to approve Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine after failing to reach a decision earlier this week. “The meeting of EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) to discuss Covid-19 vaccine Moderna has started,” the regulator said in a tweet. The CHMP called an unscheduled meeting on Monday to discuss Moderna’s vaccine ...

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Dry run blooper in Varanasi leads to vaccine boxes transported on bicycle – india news

Health officials were left red-faced on Tuesday after Covid vaccine boxes were transported on a bicycle to Varanasi’s District Women’s Hospital at Kabir Chaura from the vaccine storage centre at the Government Hospital, Chauka Ghat during the dry run of the vaccine that began at six centres at 10 am. Chief medical officer (CMO) Dr VB Singh has sought a ...

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Sri Lanka to sign agreement to secure Covid-19 vaccine through COVAX – world news

Sri Lanka is all set to finalise an agreement to secure COVID-19 vaccine via the United Nations-backed COVAX facility, which subsidises the shots for 92 low and middle income countries. The COVAX or COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access programme is run by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in partnership with developed and developing country vaccine manufacturers. ...

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