COVID-19 vaccine Current Affairs, GK & News

IISc-Mynvax’s heat-tolerant Covid vaccine

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has developed a heat-tolerant COVID-19 vaccine formulation. While studying on animals, it was found to be effective against all current SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. Key Points Research was published in ACS Infectious Diseases journal. This vaccine was formulated by IISc-incubated biotech start-up Mynvax, built a strong immune response in ..

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Ladakh: 1st UT to achieve 100% first dose coverage

Ladakh has become first Union Territory to vaccinate all residents and guest population; comprising of migrant labourers, hotel workers and Nepalese citizens earning their livelihood in the territory; with first dose of Covid-19 jab. Key Points In spite of Ladakh’s low population, this is no mean feat because of region’s challenging terrain, extreme weather and ..

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Cuba develops world’s first conjugate Covid-19 vaccine

Cuba has developed world’s first conjugate Covid-19 vaccine Soberana 2 (Sovereign 2). Highlights When the Soberana 2 vaccine is delivered with booster shot of Soberana Plus, it is 91 percent effective against symptomatic Covid-19 cases. If this vaccine is approved, Cuba will become first Latin American country to manufacture and produce vaccine against Covid-19. How ..

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Govt asks NPCI to start Electronic Vaccine Vouchers

Government has asked National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch platform for electronic vaccine vouchers. What are Electronic Vaccine Vouchers? These vouchers are like electronic prepaid instruments which can be used only for vaccination. Employers can purchase these vouchers in bulk. Vouchers will be sent to smartphone or feature phone of employee. Employee will ..

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Pregnant women now eligible for Covid vaccination

Ministry of Health has approved the recommendation of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) for Pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Highlights This decision empowers pregnant women to make informed choice over taking Covid vaccination. Pregnant women can now register on CoWIN or walk-in to nearest Covid vaccination centre to get vaccinated. Background ..

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