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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Do You Need The Vaccine If You Have Already Recovered from Covid-19?

Corona Vaccine

It has been advised by the Union health ministry that those who have recovered from COVID-19, doesn’t matter a few days ago or months ago, should also get vaccinated, as there is no certainty that for how long the natural immunity will last or how strong it is. The logic behind getting a vaccine for coronavirus is that the antibody levels begin to deplete after a few months and leaving people susceptible to catch the virus a second time (approximately three to four months after the first. It has been…

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All You Need to Know About India’s First COVID-19 Vaccination Drive: Starting from January 16

Vaccination Drive

India’s first COVID-19 vaccination drive will begin on 16 January 2021. This decision was taken by the government on a Saturday meeting where Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the status of corona cases in India and the level of preparedness for it across states and union territories. But before that, there are a few queries of people which should be sorted out and some information which has to be necessarily shared among people regarding the vaccination drive. Here is everything you need to know about the covid vaccination drive: How…

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Health Minister reviews the preparation of vaccination as Centre set to approve vaccines today

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From 2nd January, a dry-run of the coronavirus vaccine will be conducted throughout the country. Regarding this, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will conduct a meeting on Friday to review the preparations. The meeting is very crucial as today another meeting is slated regarding the emergency approval of two coronavirus vaccines. The meeting will consider giving emergency use to Oxford-AstraZeneca produced CoviShield and COVAXIN of Bharat BioTech. In a virtual meeting with the Delhi government through video conferencing, the Health Minister asserted that preparations for vaccination of the first…

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Government launches CoWIN challenge to improve vaccine rollout system, prizes up for grabs up to ₹40 lakh

CoWIN

A ‘CoWIN’ Challenge has been launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare co-ordinating with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This challenge has been launched to improve the system of the COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN). The challenge will be on a digital platform that is intended to be used as an effective rollout method and enhance the mechanism for nationwide COVID-19 vaccine delivery system. According to the information, the winners of this Challenge will be awarded gifts worth of ₹3.85 crore. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad…

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PM Modi makes big announcements regarding COVID-19 vaccine after ‘All-Party’ meeting, read here

PM Modi

On Friday, PM Modi led ‘all-party’ meeting was organized in which several important topics were discussed including the COVID-19 vaccine. Members of Parliament of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha took part in this important ‘all-party’ meeting. Significantly, some prominent leaders of the opposition parties too participated. PM Modi made some big announcements regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, after the meeting. He said that a potential vaccine is expected to roll out in a few weeks of time. PM Modi also specified that on a prior basis, the vaccination will be…

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