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Canada approves Mixing & Matching Covid-19 vaccine brands

Canada has recommended “mixing and matching” of AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines. NACI Guidelines National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) had issued guidelines for provinces and territories on mixing and matching second doses of Covid-19 vaccines. It has advised Canadians to combine either “AstraZeneca-Oxford, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shots” interchangeably for specific situations. NACI recommended ..

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WHO clears Chinese Vaccine Sinovac for global use

World Health Organisation (WHO) has given approval for global use of covid-19 Vaccine by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Of China. Highlights WHO recommended its use for people above 18 years. Two-dose will be scheduled for it, with a gap of two to four weeks between shots. Sinopharm Group Co. had secured WHO’s approval for emergency use ..

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India to start tests on mixed vaccines

According to Dr N K Arora, chairman of Covid-19 working group under National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), India may soon start testing feasibility of mixing two different doses of Covid vaccines to check whether it helps in boosting immune response against virus or not. Highlights While responding to the question “if a person ..

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US Global Task Force on COVID-19

The External Affairs Minister of India recently held a discussion with the US Global Task Force on Pandemic Response. He discussed about the priorities of India in vaccines, pharmaceuticals and oxygen. The Global Task Force on Pandemic earlier announced that it is closely working with US-India Strategic Partnership Forum and US-India Business Council to make ..

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What is Sputnik Light Single Dose?

Sputnik V vaccine developed by Russia is a two-dose vaccine. The unique feature of the vaccine is that the first and second dose are different from each other. In Sputnik Light a single dose is sufficient. Sputnik V Sputnik V is also known as Gam-COVID-Vac. It uses heterogenous recombinant adenovirus approach. Meaning, Sputnik V is ..

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