COVID-19 vaccination Current Affairs, GK & News

UK :1st country to approve Omicron Vaccine

The United Kingdom has authorized the first ever covid-19 vaccine for Omicron variant. It is the first country to do so. Authorization of vaccine will now pave ways for autumn booster campaign using two-strain shot of Moderna. Highlights: Conditional authorisation for the vaccine was granted by “Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority”. It was also ..

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CoWIN repurposed for Universal Immunisation Program

The Covid-19 vaccination platform Co-WIN is set to be repurposed for Universal Immunisation program as well as blood donation. This announcement was made by CoWin Chief & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Health Authority, Dr RS Sharma. This platform will later be used for organ donation. Besides India, Guyana signed a memorandum of understanding ..

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Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 Campaign

On 1st June 2022, the Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 campaign began across the nation to ensure that all eligible beneficiaries receive complete Covid-19 vaccination. This campaign gives special focus on the vaccination of those aged between 12 to 14 and precaution doses for those above the age of 60. This is a two-month-long door-to-door campaign ..

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Bharat Biotech Nasal Booster Trials

The Drug controller General of India has approved the COVAXIN booster trials. These boosters were produced by Bharat Biotech, the same company that produces COVAXIN. The boosters are being introduced for the vulnerable population. The booster doses will provide the strength to fight against the third wave that is violently spreading the Omicron. About the ..

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Telangana: First large state to complete 100 per cent 1st dose Covid vaccination

The State of Telangana has become India’s first state to compete 100 per cent 1st dose Covid-19 vaccination. Key Points This milestone was achieved with the efforts of all health workers, including the ASHA workers and ANMs to doctors. Telangana has vaccinated 2.77 crore citizens with the first dose. State is ahead of national average ..

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India: Vaccination for children above 15 years

On December 25, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that children aged 15-18 years will get covid-19 vaccination from January 3, 2022. Highlights He also announced a ‘precautionary’ or third dose for healthcare and frontline workers. The third dose will be administered from January 10. People aged above 60 years, with comorbidities will also be ..

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