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Moderna: India licenses fourth Covid vaccine

Drug regulator of India, DCGI, has allowed Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Cipla to import Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for restricted emergency use in India. Key points Moderna’s vaccine is going to be fourth COVID-19 vaccine available in India after Covaxin, Covishield and Sputnik. About AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine Covishield This vaccine is locally manufactured by Serum Institute of India. ..

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Japan to help India build Vaccine Cold Chain Facilities

Japan is all set to provide India a $10 million assistance for building cold chain facilities to safely store covid-19 vaccines. Key Points Japan will provide this assistance to India to build cold chain equipment including medical equipment like cold-storage facilities. Cold storage facilities will be built as ‘Last One Mile Support’. These facilities will ..

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Canada approves Mixing & Matching Covid-19 vaccine brands

Canada has recommended “mixing and matching” of AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines. NACI Guidelines National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) had issued guidelines for provinces and territories on mixing and matching second doses of Covid-19 vaccines. It has advised Canadians to combine either “AstraZeneca-Oxford, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shots” interchangeably for specific situations. NACI recommended ..

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USA: Food & Drug Administration approved single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. This is the third vaccine which was authorised in the United States. Highlights It is a cost-effective alternative vaccine of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. This vaccine can be stored in the refrigerator rather than a ..

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