Vaccines Current Affairs, GK & News

Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 Campaign

On 1st June 2022, the Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 campaign began across the nation to ensure that all eligible beneficiaries receive complete Covid-19 vaccination. This campaign gives special focus on the vaccination of those aged between 12 to 14 and precaution doses for those above the age of 60. This is a two-month-long door-to-door campaign ..

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World Immunization Week – Update (April, 2022)

The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates World Immunization Week and it is celebrated annually in the last week of April (24 to 30th April). This week aims to promote vaccine usage for the protection of people across all age groups against various diseases. Overview: Immunization helps in saving millions of lives across the world. It ..

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World Immunisation Week

The World Immunisation Week is celebrated every year in the last week of April. It aims to promote the use of vaccines. This year, in 2021, the World Immunisation Week is to be celebrated under the following theme: Theme: Vaccines bring us closer The WHO has partnered with organisations and individuals under theme to achieve ..

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International Universal Health Coverage Day: December 12

Every year, the International Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated on December 12 by United Nations and by several other international organizations. It aims to increase awareness of the need for strong and resilient health systems. This year, the International Universal Health coverage Day is celebrated under the following theme Theme: Health for all: Protect ..

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What is mRNA Technology used in COVID-19 vaccines for the first time?

On November 16, 2020, Moderna, a US Biotech firm announced that its COVID-19 vaccines are 94.5% effective. The announcement comes in days after Pfizer released results showing 90% effectiveness in its own vaccine. Both the companies use mRNA technology in their vaccines. This is the first time the mRNA technology is being used to create ..

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