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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If You’ve Had The Virus Earlier, You Will Probably Make Antibodies for A Lifetime

Antibodies

New studies suggest that for many people who have been infected with a mild case of COVID-19, their body will automatically start making antibodies against the coronavirus for most of their life. According to recent reports from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, researchers said that they have identified long-lived antibody-producing cells in the bone marrow of those people who were infected by the virus and now have recovered from it. Studies suggest evidence has been found by the researchers that immune system which got activated by COVID-19 infection will…

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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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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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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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Maharashtra Government initiates vaccination-drive planning, aims full vaccination in six months

Uddhav

The Maharashtra government has already initiated planning for it’s COVID-19 vaccination drive. The state is aiming to vaccinate it’s 3.25 crore citizens within a span of six months. The vaccination drive will be conducted in three phases. In the initial phase of vaccination, health-care workers, Corona-Warriors, citizens above 50 years of age and people suffering from other diseases will be considered. However, it is unclear whether the vaccines will be free of cost or citizens will have to pay for it. The vaccination drive will be conducted in a systematic…

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UK Approves the First Covid-19 Vaccine in The World – Pfizer-BioNTech

Covid Vaccine

Affected immensely with Covid-19, UK became the first country to approve a Covid vaccine by clearing Pfizer Inc and BioNtech SE’s shot. The vaccine will be available in Britain by 15th of december. Hailing the decision, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the Coronavirus vaccine will be made available across the country from next week. PM Johnson took to Twitter and wrote, “It’s fantastic that @MHRAgovuk has formally authorized the @Pfizer/@BioNTech_Group vaccine for Covid-19. The vaccine will begin to be made available across the UK from next week,” tweeted…

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