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Covid-19: UK begins immunisation drive of second vaccine, Mexico okays Oxford-AstraZeneca candidate – world news

A global battle against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is currently underway as vaccination drives have begun in several countries. While India is expected to shortly begin what will be the world’s largest immunisation drive, having cleared its first two vaccines on Sunday, the United Kingdom on Monday started giving shots of a second Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Oxford University and ...

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No data to support delayed vaccine booster shot, says BioNTech – world news

Home / World News / No data to support delayed vaccine booster shot, says BioNTech “The safety and efficacy of the vaccine has not been evaluated on different dosing schedules as the majority of trial participants received the second dose within the window specified in the study design,” the companies said in a joint statement, referring to prime and a ...

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‘Big question mark’: UK scientist on Covid-19 vaccine efficacy against South African variant – world news

As the United Kingdom on Monday rolled out the second vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), a leading Oxford scientist said that there was a “big question mark” around the effectiveness of vaccines on the South African variant of SARS-CoV-2. The new Covid-19 strain, named 20C/501Y.V2, has caused a rapid surge in the coronavirus cases in South Africa and two ...

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Indigenous Covid-19 vaccine demonstrates benefits of Atmanirbhar Bharat, says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu – india news

A day after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) gave its nod for the emergency use approval for two indigenous vaccines against Covid-19 on Sunday, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday termed it as India’s leap of science and manifestation of the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Naidu, as quoted in a release from Vice President’s Secretariat, stressed that ...

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Hyderabad, Dubai Airports sign MoU for seamless vaccine movement – india news

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited and GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo have signed a MoU with Dubai Airportsfor building an exclusive Vaccine Air Freight Corridor Product called HYDXB-VAXCOR(Hyderabad to Dubai global Vaccine Corridor), the infra major said on Monday. The MoU was signed in the backdrop of the city becoming a hub for Covid-19 vaccine and other antidotes with several vaccine ...

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Covishield vaccine to be sold to govt at Rs 200/ dose, higher price for private buyers, says Adar Poonawalla – world news

India will not allow the export of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for several months, the head of Serum Institute of India, which has been contracted to make 1 billion doses of the vaccine for developing nations, said Sunday. With rich nations reserving most of the vaccines that will be made this year, Serum Institute — the world’s largest vaccine ...

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Centre draws plan for vaccine roll-out – india news

From retired doctors and nurses to home guards and civil defence personnel and even volunteers from the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathans, the Centre and state governments will tap every human resource that is available for the smooth implementation of the world’s largest vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Each vaccination site, according to official guidelines, would consist of at ...

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Anthony Fauci says US Covid-19 vaccine pace picking up after slow start – world news

The US government’s top infectious-disease doctor said the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is picking up speed and could be fully on track within a week or so. “It’s just trying to get a massive vaccine program started and getting off on the right foot. The important thing is to see what’s happening in the next week, to week and a ...

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‘Disgraceful’: Health minister Vardhan slams Akhilesh Yadav, Tharoor over Covid-19 vaccine ‘doubts’ – india news

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday slammed Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh for doubting the approval given to Bharat Biotech’s vaccine while its third phase trial is going on and said it was disgraceful for anyone to politicise a critical issue. “Disgraceful for anyone to politicise such a critical issue. ...

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AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine: What’s been said about dosage, efficacy – india news

India’s drugs regulator on Sunday gave final approval for the emergency use of a two-dose coronavirus vaccine, Covidshield, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. The regulator did not discuss the recommended intervals between shots. Authorities in Britain, the first to have authorised the Covid-19 vaccine, on Wednesday recommended giving as many people as possible a first dose right away and ...

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