COVAXIN Current Affairs, GK & News

Commemorative Postal Stamp on COVID-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently released commemorative postal stamp on COVID-19 vaccine. The stamp was launched to mark the first anniversary of the National COVID Vaccination Programme or the COVID vaccination drive. Design of the stamp The stamp has a health care worker vaccinating a senior citizen. The stamp also shows the ..

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Precautionary vaccine jabs in India

The Government of India is to provide third dose of vaccine. This third dose has been named “precaution dose” or booster dose. About the precaution dose The health care workers, comorbid patients (people with severe medical conditions) and frontline workers are eligible to get the precaution dose. Five states in the country are to go ..

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India set to touch 100 crore Covid vaccination mark

India crossed another significant milestone in its fight against the covid-19 pandemic on October 21, 2021. It touched the mark of 100 crore Covid vaccinations including the first as well as second doses. Key Points On the other hand, India reported 18,454 new cases in last 24 hours. Currently, the active caseload stands at 1,78,831. ..

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Covishield-jabbed to be allowed into 8 European countries

Eight European Union states included Covishield in list of vaccines approved to enter into the region. Key Points Covishield was allowed in 8 EU counties after India warned of retaliation when none of its vaccines were added to ‘Green Pass’. Which 8 countries allowed entry? Eight countries include Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Iceland, Greece, Spain, Ireland ..

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ZyCoV-D: World’s first DNA-based Vaccine

Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila is soon going to apply Central Drugs Regulator (DGCI) for emergency approval of the corona vaccine ZyCoV-D. If approved, it will be the world’s first DNA-based vaccine. With this, the number of vaccines available in the country will increase to 4. So far, Serum Institute’s Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and ..

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