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Commemorative Postal Stamp on COVID-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently released commemorative postal stamp on COVID-19 vaccine. The stamp was launched to mark the first anniversary of the National COVID Vaccination Programme or the COVID vaccination drive. Design of the stamp The stamp has a health care worker vaccinating a senior citizen. The stamp also shows the ..

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India set to touch 100 crore Covid vaccination mark

India crossed another significant milestone in its fight against the covid-19 pandemic on October 21, 2021. It touched the mark of 100 crore Covid vaccinations including the first as well as second doses. Key Points On the other hand, India reported 18,454 new cases in last 24 hours. Currently, the active caseload stands at 1,78,831. ..

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India to submit National vaccination plan and targets to WHO

India is set to submit its covid-19 vaccination plan and targets to the World Health Organization (WHO). Highlights India will submit an updated national vaccination trajectory and plans that defines the dose requirements for guiding investment. Guiding investments are required to manufacture the vaccines and their distribution by the government. Financial and programme resource details will ..

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India allowed foreign nationals to get Covid-19 vaccine through CoWIN

India allowed foreign nationals residing here to receive covid-19 vaccine by registering on the Co-Win portal on August 9, 2021. Highlights Foreigners can use their passport as identity document to register themselves on CoWIN portal. After registering on this portal, they will get a slot to get vaccination done. This decision was taken to ensure ..

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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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