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FILE PHOTO: A health worker receives an injection with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Fuentelarreina primary healthcare centre in Madrid, Spain January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A health worker receives an injection with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Fuentelarreina primary healthcare centre in Madrid, Spain January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo (REUTERS)

How alarming are these covid-19 vaccine scares?

  • Any new vaccine could have long-term risks, but most vaccine-related side effects tend to occur within the first two months of an inoculation

Vaccine diplomacy
Vaccine diplomacy

Watch: India sends Covishield vaccines to Bhutan & Maldives

  • India on Wednesday sent coronavirus vaccines to Bhutan and Maldives. India is sending doses of the Covishield vaccine. Trucks with Covishield left from Pune’s Serum Institute of India for Bhutan. The move is in keeping with India’s “neighborhood first” policy. Consignments were airlifted and handed over to officials in Maldives and Bhutan. India will also be dispatching vaccines to Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Seychelles. This comes days after India launched the Covid-19 vaccination drive on January 16. Watch the full video for more details.

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India has given emergency use authorisation to two COVID-19 vaccines being manufactured in the country - Covishield and Covaxin. (REUTERS)
India has given emergency use authorisation to two COVID-19 vaccines being manufactured in the country - Covishield and Covaxin. (REUTERS)

Covaxin recipients to be followed-up for 3 months after 2nd dose: ICMR

  • The ICMR has issued the key SoP for the restricted use authorisation of Covaxin under clinical trial mode
  • The recipients will be followed-up for a period of three months after the second dose of vaccination, it said

India has already rolled out a massive coronavirus vaccination drive. (REUTERS)
India has already rolled out a massive coronavirus vaccination drive. (REUTERS)

These six countries will get Covid-19 vaccines from India from today

  • India had earlier supplied hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir and paracetamol tablets to a large number of countries to help them deal with the pandemic
  • In a tweet, PM Modi said India is deeply honoured to be a 'long-trusted' partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the global community

A total of 6,31,417 healthcare workers have been vaccinated against covid-19 has so far through 11,660 sessions, as per the provisional report (AFP)
A total of 6,31,417 healthcare workers have been vaccinated against covid-19 has so far through 11,660 sessions, as per the provisional report (AFP)

Covid-19 vaccination: Turn out remains low, no takers in several states

  • The better performing states according to the union health ministry are Lakshadweep (89.3%) followed by Sikkim (85.7%) and Odisha (82.6%)
  • The government said that in case of any AEFI, the authorities will compensate the expenditure incurred on the treatment

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West Bengal missed vaccination targets on Tuesday, while Co-WIN software was tweaked to ensure smooth vaccination in Punjab (AFP)
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The COVID-19 positivity rate has also seen a deep dip with the increase in number of testing infrastructure. (REUTERS)
Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Dr. V.K. Paul being administered the Covid-19 vaccine, during the 1st phase of the pan India rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, at AIIMS, New Delhi  (ANI)
Loana Poza, 37, gets vaccinated with the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine at the San Martin hospital, in La Plata, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian (REUTERS)
Loana Poza, 37, gets vaccinated with the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine at the San Martin hospital, in La Plata, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian (REUTERS)

Russia says second Covid vaccine is 100% effective post clinical trials: Report

  • Russia began mass trials of EpiVacCorona in November, 2020
  • Mass production of the country's second Covid vaccine, will be launched in February 2021

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan holds a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during a vaccination campaign. (REUTERS)
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan holds a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during a vaccination campaign. (REUTERS)

'Do not take Covaxin if...': Bharat Biotech issues fact sheet

  • Bharat Biotech has come out with a fact sheet about the process involved and who should avoid taking Covaxin
  • The company has urged the participants to disclose health-related issues to their vaccination officer

A health worker receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot, at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday.  (ANI)
A health worker receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot, at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)

Covid vaccination in Delhi: Further slump in turnout, only 8 get jabs at AIIMS

  • Under the nationwide mega vaccination drive launched on Saturday, a total of 4,319 health workers against a target of 8,117 were administered the vaccines
  • The sharp fall comes after one severe and 50 minor cases were reported, following the vaccination drive on Saturday

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker in Jaipur (PTI)
A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker in Jaipur (PTI)

11,280 health workers vaccinated for COVID on day 2 in Rajasthan

  • A total of 16,426 health workers were to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at 167 vaccination centres in 33 districts
  • There were 15 cases of AEFI (adverse event after vaccination) in the state, a government spokesperson said

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Photo: Mint

Tens of thousands skip India's vaccine drive launch

  • In the capital New Delhi, only 53% of people came forward for jabs, according to a health official
  • These numbers will go up as confidence is strengthened. And for that, we have to tackle misinformation, Suneela Garg, a member of the coronavirus task force for Delhi said

A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (PTI)
A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (PTI)

Maha COVID-19 vaccination drive will resume on Tuesday: CM

The vaccination will take place four days a week starting Tuesday (January 19) and vaccination will be conducted on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 285 centres, Uddhav Thackeray said

A view of a vaccination centre where the beneficiaries waiting for the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Shimla (ANI Photo)
A view of a vaccination centre where the beneficiaries waiting for the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Shimla (ANI Photo)

Over 3,200 healthcare workers administered COVID vaccine in Himachal Pradesh

  • Seventeen adverse events following immunization (AEFI) were reported in the state on Monday, Special Secretary (health) Nipun Jindal said
  • The total number of vaccinated healthcare workers in the hill state has risen to 4,835

A healthcare worker after getting a jab of the vaccine against COVID-19 in Bengaluru (ANI Photo)
A healthcare worker after getting a jab of the vaccine against COVID-19 in Bengaluru (ANI Photo)

53,341 frontline workers in Karnataka vaccinated so far

The state had set a target of 1,08,922 beneficiaries to be vaccinated out of which 53,341 were given the shots, which worked out to 49%, the Covid-19 vaccination report said

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