Vaccines: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Vaccine portal launched in India

On September 28, 2020, the Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a vaccine portal for COVID-19. The portal aims to create awareness among masses. Highlights The portal will provide vaccine related information. This will include efforts made in India towards vaccine development against COVID-19. Alongside, the Minister also launched a history timeline of the Indian ..

September 28: World Rabies Day

Every year, World Rabies Day is celebrated on September 28 by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. The day is also celebrated by the World Health Organization and other international organizations. Background The day was endorsed by international organizations such as Pan American Health Organization, World Organization for Animal Health, WHO and the USA Centres ..

First indigenously developed Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine Approved by DCGI

The first-ever completely home-grown Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India. The vaccine has been developed by Serum Institute of India, Pune. Serum Institute of India is also involved in the development of COVID 19 vaccine. The DCGI had given approval earlier to Serum Institute of India to ..

Pakistan to Launch New WHO-approved Typhoid Vaccine

Pakistan has become the first country in the world to launch new WHO approved typhoid vaccine. Pakistan suffered from the outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease. The WHO approved vaccine will be used during immunization campaign in southern Sindh province, where around Pakistan’s 10,000 cases of typhoid have been reported since ..

2019 edition of World AIDS Vaccine Day (WAVD)

The World AIDS Vaccine Day (WAVD) is observed every year on 18th May to spread awareness about the urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. The day is also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. It is also a day to thank volunteers, researchers, scientists, community member, health professionals and everyone ..