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Cumulative Covid-vaccine Doses Administered Cross 203.17 Cr : Government

So far, over 3.87 crore children in the age group of 12-14 years have been administered the first dose, while more than 6.10 crore adolescents in the age group 15-18 years have been given the first dose, the health ministry stated. A special 75-day drive to administer precaution doses free of cost to all aged 18 years and above at government vaccination centres is underway

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Moderna Advancing Two Omicron Vaccines For Newer Variants

Vaccine makers including Moderna and rival Pfizer Inc are developing updated vaccines to target the fast-spreading Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, which have gained a foothold in the United States over recent weeks

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Booster Shot For Covid Can Be Taken After Six Months Now

The decision has come after deliberations over the recommendations from the Standing Technical Sub-Committee (STSC) of the NTAGI which had recommended last month to reduce the gap between the precaution booster dose and second Covid vaccine dose from nine months to six months, several medical experts also recommended the reduction

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SII Seeks Clearance To Export Covid Vaccine Covovax To US

According to a communication sent to the government by Prakash Kumar Singh, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at the SII, the shipment is likely to be dispatched on July 3 if due approval come in time, an official source told PTI. The sources said it will be the first instance of any Indian manufacturer's vaccine Covid or non-Covid to be exported to the US

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NTAGI To Consider Allowing Corbevax As A Booster For Those Vaccinated With Covaxin & Covishield

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on June 4 approved Corbevax as a precaution dose for those aged 18 and above. India's first indigenously-developed RBD protein subunit vaccine, Corbevax, is currently being used to inoculate children in the age group of 12 to 14 years

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Covaxin Booster Dose Increases Vaccine Efficacy For Delta, Omicron Variants: ICMR

The protective efficacy of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin following two and three-dose immunisations against the Delta variant and the efficacy of the Covaxin against Omicron variants were studied in a Syrian hamster model (animal model to study human-associated diseases), it said. The antibody response, clinical observations, viral load reduction and lung disease severity after virus challenge were observed, it added

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AstraZeneca Says EU Regulator Clears Covid Shot As Booster

The vaccine can now be used as a booster following the two-dose Vaxzevria schedule or by those who have been previously vaccinated by an mRNA vaccine, such as the ones made by Pfizer and BioNTech or Moderna

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U.S FDA Sets June Meeting For Moderna, Pfizer Small Children COVID-vaccines

The June 14 meeting will consider Moderna's emergency use authorization request for youth aged six to 17 years, the FDA said.White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said on Sunday he expects a U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision on authorizing Moderna's vaccine for children under age five within the next few weeks

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WHO Clears Chinese Vaccine ‘Convidecia’ For Covid 19

According to WHO, CONVIDECIA is based on a modified human adenovirus that expresses the spike S protein of SARS-CoV-2. It is administered as a single dose

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Covaxin Gets Emergency Use Authorisation For Children Aged 6-12: Sources

The development comes after the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the DCGI asked Bharat Biotech for additional data on Covaxin, for administering it to children aged between 2-12 years, sources said

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Centre Permits Pvt Centres To Charge Up To Rs 150 Above Vaccine Price

The Centre had announced that the precaution dose of Covid vaccines will be available to everyone aged above 18 years at the private vaccination centres from April 10

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Precautionary Covid Vaccine Dose For All Adults From Sunday

At present, India is administering the precautionary third dose to priority groups – healthcare workers, frontline workers, and to those aged above 60. This is being administered free of cost at government vaccination centres

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Wockhardt Unit Ties Up With SII Subsidiary For Manufacturing Plant In UK

A profit-sharing arrangement has been made between the two parties for this new manufacturing facility that will deliver an additional 150 million vaccine doses of multiple vaccines

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US Lawmakers Urge Biden Admin To Ensure Global Supply Of Covid-19 Vaccines

Global health experts have identified an array of needs where the United States leadership can have a real and immediate impact to save lives

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India Boosts Arsenal Against COVID-19 With Merck Pill, Two More Vaccines

The emergency approvals come at a time measures are being taken to ramp up oxygen supplies and strengthen the country's health infrastructure.

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