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Bharat Biotech dossier under review for Covaxin emergency use listing: WHO | India News

NEW DELHI: Officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO) had a meeting with those of Bharat Biotech and the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker’s dossier for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) of Covaxin is under review by the technical experts for consideration, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia said on Monday. Speaking to ANI, Dr …

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India needs to study Covid vaccine mix & match: WHO expert | India News

PUNE: World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan on Friday said India could initiate research on heterologous administration (mix and match) of various Covid-19 vaccines to study the breadth and duration of immune responses as well as protection. “In the long term, if effective and safe, such a strategy could help countries manage …

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India needs to study vax mix & match: WHO expert | India News

PUNE: World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan on Friday said India could initiate research on heterologous administration (mix and match) of various Covid-19 vaccines to study the breadth and duration of immune responses as well as protection. “In the long term, if effective and safe, such a strategy could help countries manage …

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15 of 27 member countries of the EU have approved Covishield: Poonawalla | India News

PUNE: Covishield maker Serum Institute of India’s (SII) owner and chief executive officer (CEO) Adar Poonawalla on Saturday dismissed the need for ‘marketing authorisation application’ and said that 15 of the 27 member countries of the European Union (EU) have already approved Covishield based on World Health Organisation‘s (WHO) pre-qualification or emergency use listing (EUL). …

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Centre launches campaign to ramp up Covid-19 vaccination among tribals | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday launched a campaign to ramp up Covid-19 vaccination among tribal people with focus on dispelling myths, misconceptions and fear about vaccines by involving traditional leaders and local influencers. The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED), under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, will implement the campaign, which started from Bastar …

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Inferences drawn from comparison of HMIS, CRS data on Covid deaths fallacious: Govt | India News

NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Wednesday dismissed as “conjectures” and “speculation” some media reports that claimed higher Covid-19 fatality figures based on data from the National Health Mission’s Health Management Information System (HMIS). There have been some speculative media reports claiming higher fatality figures due to Covid-19 based on data from HMIS, the …

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WHO’s chief scientist warns the Covid-19 pandemic isn’t slowing down | India News

Coronavirus infections are rising across most regions of the world as the delta variant spreads, clear evidence that the pandemic isn’t on the wane, said the World Health Organisation’s chief scientist. While vaccination levels in some countries are reducing severe cases and hospitalisations, large parts of the world face oxygen shortages, a lack of hospital …

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EU green pass: Which European countries can Indians travel to amid Covid pandemic? | India News

NEW DELHI: As many as 16 European countries are yet to recognise India’s Covishield for inclusion in the EU green pass, which allows entry to travelers amid the Covid pandemic. This, even as India has already asked EU member countries to individually consider allowing Indians who have taken Covishield and Covaxin vaccines and want to …

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Explained | Europe’s ‘Green Passport’ and its impact on India

Why is the move being opposed by India and the African Union and what does it mean for travellers? The story so far: On July 1, the European Union implemented the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) or the “Green Passport”, which allows ease of intra-European travel for passengers who have taken one of four vaccines …

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