Universal Immunization Programme Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s First Indigenous Vaccine against Pneumonia

The first Indian vaccine against Pneumonia has been developed by Serum Institute of India. The vaccine is to be made available to the domestic makers soon. Highlights India has access to pneumonia vaccines. However, the new locally developed vaccine is much cheaper than the other pneumonia vaccines such as NYSE:PFE produced by Pfizer and LSE:GSK ..

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COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) and CoWin-20

The Government of India recently announced that people can self-register for COVID-19 vaccine through the new mobile application called Co-WIN. This was announced along with the recently issued Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccination. What is Co-WIN? COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) is the digital platform for Covid-19 Vaccination Delivery programme, developed by the Indian Government. As ..

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Vaccine Derived Polio Virus: nCOP2 Vaccine added by WHO to Emergency Use Listing

The World Health Organisation has added a vaccine to its Emergency Use Listings. The vaccine added is the nCOP2 developed by Bio Farma of Indonesia. The vaccine has been developed to treat derived polio virus strain. This is being done in the backdrop of increasing cases of vaccine derived poliovirus between 2010 and 2019. Highlights ..

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COVID-19 impact linked to national policy on BCG vaccination

A recent study linked the lowered impact of the coronavirus with the universal policies of BCG vaccination in some countries. BCG Vaccine BCG vaccine (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) is a commonly used vaccine that is administered to millions of children around the world. It contains live but weakened (attenuated) strains of bacteria that causes tuberculosis- Mycobacterium ..

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ROTAVAC Vaccine to be expand to entire country

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to expand Rotavirus vaccine to the entire country from September 2019. It will provide Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all 36 states/UTs by September, 2019. This decision was taken as per an ambitious plan of Health Ministry under the 100-days agenda of the newly elected ..

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