BCG vaccine Current Affairs, GK & News

National Newborn Week celebrated

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is celebrating National Newborn Week between November 15, 2020 and November 21, 2020. The main objective of celebrating National Newborn Week is to create awareness about the importance of newborn child survival and development. Why is it important to celebrate National Newborn Week? Every year around 2.6 million ..

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What Immunization Programme Mechanism will GoI use to distribute COVID-19 vaccines?

The Government of India is to use the Universal Immunization Programme mechanism to distribute covid-19 vaccines in the country. This was announced by the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan during his address in the Lok Sabha. Universal Immunization Programme Under the Universal Immunization Programme, the Government of India provides several vaccines to infants, pregnant women, ..

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COVID-19: ICMR Clinical Trials on BCG Vaccine

The Indian Council of Medical Research is conducting clinical trials to check on the efficacy of Tuberculosis vaccines against COVID-19. Highlights The ICMR is to focus on vaccine potential of India in reducing death of COVID-19 infected patients. The trials that will find out the efficacy of BCG Vaccine in COVID-19 patients is to be ..

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COVID-19 impact linked to national policy on BCG vaccination

A recent study linked the lowered impact of the coronavirus with the universal policies of BCG vaccination in some countries. BCG Vaccine BCG vaccine (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) is a commonly used vaccine that is administered to millions of children around the world. It contains live but weakened (attenuated) strains of bacteria that causes tuberculosis- Mycobacterium ..

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Integrated Vaccine Complex to come up in Tamil Nadu

The Centre proposes to set up an integrated vaccine production park in the country. It will be located at Chengalpattu in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. To be known as Integrated Vaccine Complex, it will produce and supply vaccines for the Universal Immunization Programme in the country. The proposed complex will manufacture drugs for measles, ..

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