AstraZeneca Current Affairs, GK & News

Infections after COVID Vaccination

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently reported that around two to four of the ten thousand vaccinated people tested positive for the disease. This is referred to as “Breakthrough Infection”. Key Findings of ICMR According to ICMR, around 9.3 million have received the first dose of COVAXIN. Of this, 4,208 have tested positive, which ..

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Bhutan: 93% of adults vaccinated in 16 days

The Himalayan kingdom Bhutan has recently completed vaccinating 93% of its adult population in the world. How did Bhutan succeed in its vaccination programme? The population of Bhutan is small. This is one of the main reason behind the rapid vaccination in the country. Apart from this, the success has also been attributed to “Dessuups”. ..

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India to Gift 2 lakh Covid Vaccine Doses to UN Peacekeepers

India will send 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (AstraZeneca Vaccine) to the UN peacekeepers. on March 27, 2021 and then vaccines will be distributed to peacekeeping missions. Highlights Announcement to gift 200000 covid-19 doses to UN Peacekeepers was announced by External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, in February 2021. This decision was taken by considering that, ..

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Covishield Dose Interval to be Increased

The health Ministry has decided to increase the interval between first and second doses of Covishield to up to eight weeks in the ongoing covid-19 vaccination drive. Highlights This decision was taken following the data of the global trials of AZD122 which shows that extending the duration of doses to 12 weeks has increased its ..

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WHO Chief lauds India for supporting “Vaccine Equality”

The Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, lauded India and the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, for sharing the Covid-19 vaccines and supporting the “Vaccine Equality” across the world. Highlights The Chief of WHO also hoped that other countries will follow the same path to distribute the vaccines equally. WHO chief ..

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