Wednesday, 1 February, 2023
TopicCovid vaccines

Topic: Covid vaccines

Covaxin supplies, trial group size — why there’s a delay in Covid vaccine for younger kids

Monthly Covaxin output between 5.5-6.5 cr. Country needs at least 15 cr doses for full coverage 15-18 age group. Choice of 6 μg dose reduced manufacturing capacity, says Bharat Biotech.

Over 70% children aged 15-18 yrs received first dose of Covid vaccine, says Mansukh Mandaviya

Health minister Mandaviya says 1.47 crore beneficiaries in the 15-18 age group are fully vaccinated and appealed to all eligible children to get inoculated at the earliest.

ZyCov-D a welcome addition to India’s vaccine basket. Follow the science on mixing boosters now

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Covid response has generated thousands of tonnes of extra medical waste in health threat: WHO

To get a sense of the scope of the issue, WHO examined the fate of 87,000 metric tonnes of PPE that were shipped via a UN initiative between March 2020 and November 2021.

Corbevax, a new patent-free Covid vaccine, is an important step to end pandemic

Corbevax was developed with global vaccine access in mind. The goal was to make a low-cost, easy-to-produce and -transport vaccine.

More than Wang Yi’s remark, India should worry about the proposal for a new island nations’ forum

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Paracetamol, pain killers not recommended for children after Covaxin shot, says Bharat Biotech

Covaxin makers said most reported side effects are mild & 'resolve within 1-2 days, and do not require medication'. So far Covaxin is only Covid vaccine available for 15-18 year olds in India.

Over 41 lakh teens take first Covid shot as India opens up vaccination for young adults

PM Modi had announced on 25 December that adolescents above the age of 15 will be able to take their vaccines from 3 January. The campaign began Monday.

Cipla gets drug regulator’s nod to market Molnupiravir for Covid treatment

Earlier in the year, Cipla entered into a licensing agreement with Merck Sharpe Dohme to make and supply Molnupiravir in India and to over 100 low and middle-income countries.

Serum Institute plans to launch Covid vaccine for children in next 6 months

Speaking at a conference Tuesday, Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla said the Covovax vaccine is under trial & would offer protection to children as young as 3 years.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.