Johnson & amp; Johnson’s vaccine approved for emergency use in India, becomes the fifth vaccine to get approval

Johnsons & Johnsons Vaccine

On Saturday, Johnson & Johnson, an American vaccine manufacturer, has obtained significant authorization. The company’s single-dose vaccine has been approved for emergency use in India. The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya, has provided this information via Twitter. On Friday, Johnson & Johnson had sought permission from the Indian government for the emergency use of its vaccine. Significantly, this vaccine is a single-dose vaccine i.e. the vaccine’s one shot is sufficient to prevent COVID-19. Notably, the vaccines which are being administered in India currently are all double-dose…

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Follow these steps to recover from the post-vaccination weakness swiftly!

Covid Vaccine

The deadly impact of the second wave of COVID-19 in the country can be observed clearly. Deadlier than the first wave, the virus has taken a large number of lives this time. However, in the midst of all this, people are being vaccinated within the country as this is the only way to defeat this virus. At the same time, after getting inoculated, some side effects are being observed in a minor percentage of people which includes fever, headache, fatigue, and pain at the injection site. So, let us inform…

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Know how the 2-DG drug will reduce the burden on the healthcare system

2-DG DRDO Dr. REDDY'S

One of the best advantages of 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-DG), a drug developed by the DRDO for the treatment of COVID-19 infection, is its effortless way of consumption. According to the Union Ministry of Defence, this drug is being manufactured in powdered form and can be used easily by dissolving it in water. The clinical trials of this drug were initiated in April last year and were completed in three phases by March this year. Recently, an application for approval of the use of this drug was made to the DGCI. After…

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Is It Safe To Get Vaccinated During Menstruation?

Vaccine

Menstruation is one of the most natural processes in a women’s body but due to lack of knowledge around it, creates a lot of fuss around the topic. This time we’re getting overdosed by posts on social media claiming that if you get vaccinated during your menstruation period, it may cause side effects leading up to infertility. Stating right off the bat, that none of these claims have any source or verification attached with them. For all we know, there’s someone out there who started this myth, and now, as…

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Everyone above 18 years will be eligible for vaccination from May 1: Centre

Vaccine

Amid the unrest in the country caused by the pandemic, there’s news of much-needed recourse. The central government has announced that from May 1, everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible for vaccination. This crucial decision has been taken after a meeting which was headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi said that the government is imposing huge emphasis on getting more and more people vaccinated within the country from the last year. The government will soon make a formal announcement on whether people over the age…

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Government to issue guidelines regarding abnormal effects after vaccination

Vaccine

According to reports, the Indian government will soon issue guidelines regarding adverse events following immunization (AEFI) that are being reported after the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. If this transpires, it will help doctors and those who have been vaccinated to identify changes in their body such as blood clots, other abnormal/severe symptoms after the vaccination. The guidelines will also assist medical professionals to treat such abnormal responses. Recently, several abnormal incidents have been reported after the administration of the AstraZeneca-Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine. The official sources informed that the…

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Vaccine registration becomes simpler, the government adds direct vaccine-registration link in the Aarogya Setu App

Aarogya setu app

Acknowledging the responses of people regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, the government has made significant changes to the Aarogya Setu mobile app. The Aarogya Setu app developers have added a direct option for vaccine registration to make the process easier for the application users. Till now, there was a single option for both vaccine registration and other vaccine-related information on the Aarogya Setu app, due to which the users faced difficulties in selecting the registration option, but now a third option is available exclusively for the vaccination purpose. After providing the…

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The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination begins within the country, PM Modi takes the first dose

Modi Vaccination

The second phase of vaccination against COVID-19 has begun within the country from today. People over 60 years of age and those suffering from serious illness will be vaccinated at this stage. Launching this second phase of vaccination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the AIIMS Hospital in Delhi and took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He also appealed to all the vaccine-eligible people to reach and avail the vaccine as soon as possible. Apart from Prime Minister Modi, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)…

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10.41 lakh people vaccinated in the last six days; 787 minor side-effect cases recorded: Union Health Ministry

Covid-19 Vaccine

The campaign of COVID-19 vaccination in India has amassed significant momentum. Approximately 2.3 lakh frontline workers have been vaccinated in the last six days. Effectively, a total of 10.41 lakh people have been vaccinated within these six days. There have been 787 cases of side effects among the vaccinated but no major complication has been recorded yet. The officials of Union Health Ministry said that vaccination has been carried out successfully in parts of all the 27 states and union territories on Thursday. Among the vaccinated on this day, 187…

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India’s Covishield ratified by Nepal, requests 1.2 crore doses

Covishield

Covishield—A COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by India has reportedly been ratified by Nepal. Covishield has been developed by the Oxford University and AstraZeneca jointly and is being manufactured by the Indian Institute of Serum located in Pune. Significantly, Nepal has expressed confidence in India’s vaccine over China’s vaccine despite tensions in recent relations with India and its linkages to China. However, this approval is seen as a good sign for the future relationship between India and Nepal. According to the sources, about 1.2 crore doses of the vaccine have been requested…

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