Government to issue guidelines regarding abnormal effects after vaccination

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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Random testing on the Delhi-Noida border results in three positives on Day 1

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Random COVID-19 testing on the Delhi-Noida border found three citizens, traveling from Noida to Delhi, as positive for the virus. This was the first day of the random testing for coronavirus on the Delhi-Noida border. Around 165 tests based on rapid antigen technology were carried out on two locations of Delhi-Noida cross-line. Eleven samples were tested to be positive, out of which three samples were of people entering Noida from the capital. Whereas, at the DND flyway, total eighty-one samples were tested and one sample tested positive. At the cross-line…

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Serum Institute of India (SII) ready with 40 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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Pune-headquartered Serum Institute of India (SII) has already manufactured about 40 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The manufacturing is completed under the at-risk production and license of stockpiling from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). With assistance from the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), the Serum Institute Of India will target early access of the vaccine for the country. A few days back, Adar Poonawalla, CEO of SII, said that accessibility of a potential vaccine to fight the pandemic within the country may be possible early next…

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World’s Biggest Covid-19 vaccine study starts as the US begins trials that include 30,000 people.

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While the pandemic has slowed down the pace of the world dramatically, the world now steps up to implement major retaliatory efforts. In order to beat the pandemic, scientists from all around the world are trying their best to come up with a vaccine that protects people from the virus.  The world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine got underway on Monday as 30,000 planned volunteers stepped up to these trials to shots which are created by the US government. The US happens to be one of the many countries in the race…

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