COVID-19 vaccine Current Affairs, GK & News

Recommendation of Corbevax Jab for 5-12 years

The COVID-19 vaccines subject expert panel has given its recommendation for the emergency use of the Hyderabad-based Biological E’s Corbevax for children who are aged between 5 to 11 years. Overview: This recommendation will be taken up by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to grant a formal approval in the next few days. ..

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First Plant-Derived COVID Vaccine

The first country in the world that has authorized the use of a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine is Canada. The two-dose vaccine of Medicago can be given to adults who are aged between 18 to 64, but little data is available on the shots received by people aged 65 and above. Overview: The decision to authorize ..

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India- Panacea Biotec New COVID Vaccine

Government of India will partner with Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and pharma company Panacea Biotec, for developing a new Covid Vaccine. Highlights They will develop vaccine candidates to provide broad protection against SARS-COV-2 variants as well as other beta coronaviruses. CEPI will be partnering with a consortium comprising of Translational Health Science and Technology ..

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Emergency Use Permission to Sputnik Light

The Drugs controller General of India recently granted Emergency Use Permission to Sputnik light COVID-19 vaccine. The expert panel of the central drug authority had recommended this. With this sputnik light becomes the ninth COVID – 19 vaccine in the country. Sputnik light It is same as that of Sputnik – V vaccine.  Dr Reddy’s ..

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African Union Summit

The 35th African Union summit was held at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Security and pandemic were given top priority at the summit. Key Points on the summit The countries discussed about the unavailability of COVID vaccines to many African countries Lately African Union has been facing institutional failures because of insurgencies and coup. This fact ..

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