Immunisation: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

ICMR to develop COVID-19 Vaccine

Published: May 11, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research has tied up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop indigenous vaccine. The vaccine is to be developed using virus strains that have been isolated from COVD-19 patients at National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. Significance The Vaccines are important as they play a major role in preventing ..

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AYURAKSHA Programme organized by Delhi Police

Published: May 1, 2020

The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) organized AYURAKSHA Programme under the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy). Highlights The programme aimed to maintain the health of front-line workers of COVID-19. It was a joint venture of AIIA and Delhi Police and was titled AYURAKSHA “Corona Se Jung-Delhi Police Ke Sang”. The ..

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Chief Minister COVID-19 Yoddha Kalyan Yojana: 1 lakh Anganwadi workers benefitted

Published: April 21, 2020

The State Government of Madhya Pradesh recently launched the Chief Minister COVID-19 Yoddha Kalyan Yojana. Under the scheme, around 1 lakh Anganwadi workers are to be benefitted. Highlights Under the scheme, the Anganwadi workers are to get special health insurance of Rs 50 lakhs. The collectors of the districts in the state are to list ..

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First COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in the United States

Published: March 17, 2020

On March 16, 2020, the United States of America began the first human trial evaluating COVID-19 vaccine. The US National Institute of Health will enroll 45 healthy adult volunteers between age 18 and 55 for a period of 6 weeks in order to test the vaccine. Highlights A healthy volunteer from Seattle, Kaiser Permante of ..

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Vaccine without Needles

Published: March 6, 2020

Scientists have developed a new technology to delivery vaccines through dissolvable films. This may eliminate the need for injecting the vaccines and also it’s the expensive refrigeration.            Ecological Footprint of Immunisation Campaign Though the vaccination rates have improved globally, a lot of people get left out. In 2018, 13.5 million children were not vaccinated. ..

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