Vaccines ‘almost certainly less effective’ against B1.617.2 transmission: UK expert

Image Source : PTI Vaccines ‘almost certainly less effective’ against B1.617.2 transmission: UK expert The vaccines being administered to protect against COVID-19 are “almost certainly less effective” against preventing the transmission of the B1.617.2 variant first identified in India, a leading UK scientist who advises the country’s vaccination programme said on Saturday. Professor Anthony Harnden, … Read more

Three More States Invite Global Bids for 91 Million Covid Vaccines; U’khand Bars ‘Neighbouring Countries’

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After Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra capital Mumbai, three more states floated global tenders on Saturday for procuring almost 91 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. As per documents reviewed by News18, the governments of Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Uttarakhand have called for global bids. While Tamil Nadu’s tender has cited a requirement of 50 million doses within three … Read more

India will have more vaccines from different companies in next two months, says AIIMS director | India News – Times of India

India will have more vaccines from different companies in next two months, says AIIMS director | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amid the second wave of Covid-19, AIIMS Delhi director Randeep Guleria on Saturday said that the country is preparing to ramp up the vaccination drive as more vaccines shall be available in India in the next two months. While jointly briefing the nation on the vaccination plan ahead along with Medata Chairman Naresh … Read more

As Virus is Mutating, Mask, Physical Distancing Need to Continue After Both Doses of Vaccines: AIIMS Director

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As uncertainty about vaccine efficacy amid mutating virus is looming large, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Director, Dr Randeep Guleria said that wearing of a mask and physical distancing need to continue even by those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This comes a day after the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention … Read more

National Platform to Determine Impact of Covid-19 Vaccines to Be Established Soon

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A national tracking platform will be established soon to determine the impact of the jabs against COVID-19 and the breakthrough infections that are likely to occur among those with complete and partial immunisation, official sources said. The recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) to establish such a platform has been accepted … Read more

Centre to supply 192 lakh Covid vaccines to states/UTs from May 16-31: Health ministry | India News – Times of India

Centre to supply 192 lakh Covid vaccines to states/UTs from May 16-31: Health ministry | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: A total of 191.99 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines–Covishield and Covaxin–will be supplied to states/UTs free of cost from May 16 to May 31, the Union health ministry said on Friday. The delivery schedule for the allocation will be shared in advance. States/UTs have been requested to direct the officials concerned to ensure … Read more

Modi Releases Rs 20,000 Cr Worth PM-KISAN Installment for 9.5 Cr Farmers, Stresses on Vaccines

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released the eighth installment of over Rs 20,000 crore to more than 9.5 crore farmer-beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme via video-conferencing. Modi also interacted with beneficiary farmers from several states. While addressing the meet, Modi said West Bengal farmers have benefitted from the scheme … Read more

Extending Duration Between Doses is ‘Reasonable Approach’ When You Don’t Have Vaccines: Dr Fauci on Covishield

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Extending the gap between two doses of Covishield is a “reasonable approach,” said White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday. In an exclusive interview with news agency ANI, Fauci said that “When you are in a very difficult situation, the way you are in India, you have to try and figure out … Read more

News18 Daybreak | India’s 8 Covid-19 Vaccines to Be Available By year-End; Prince Harry Reveals How He Thought About Quitting Royal Life in His 20s

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India’s 8 Covid-19 Vaccines to Be Available by Year-end: What Are They & How They Work Niti Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul outlined on Thursday a plan involving eight vaccines that could help India inoculate all its citizens by the end of the year. The number is a significant jump from the two shots … Read more

Centre Says It’ll Provide Assistance to All Companies Willing to Manufacture Vaccines

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Amid a political war of words between the Centre and the Delhi government over the availability of sufficient vaccines to inoculate all adults in the national capital, the central government on Thursday said it will provide all possible assistance to all companies willing to manufacture the vaccine to ramp up the supply. It, however, flagged … Read more

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