Covishield Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO’s medical alert on fake Covishield Vaccines

World Health Organisation (WHO) issued medical alerts on fake Covishield Vaccines in India. Key Points WHO has raised doubts on the genuineness of Covishield which is reaching patients in India. India is reporting circulation of fake vials of the covid-19 vaccine that has been developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca while manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII). ..

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Cyrus Poonawala to receive Lokmanya Tilak Award

The founder of the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune, businessman Cyrus Poonawalla has been named the winner of the prestigious National Lokmanya Tilak Award 2021. Highlights He will be commended for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic and how his company helped save many lives by creating the Covishield vaccine and then making ..

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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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COVISHIELD: Gap between doses increased

The Government of India recently increased the gap between the two doses of the COVISHIELD Vaccine. The gap was increased from six to eight weeks to twelve to sixteen weeks. This is the second time in three months, the gaps between the doses of COVISHIELD have been widened. In March 2021, the Union Territories and ..

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Sinopharm Vaccine approved by WHO

The World Health Organisation recently approved the Emergency Use of Sinpharm vaccine. Recently, the WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca, Pfizer, BioNTech, Johnson and Johnson as well. The other popular Chinese Vaccine is sinovac. Sinopharm Vaccine Sinopharm vaccine was developed by China. This is the first time the WHO has given approval to a ..

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