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This portable vaccine carrier might just solve Karnataka's vaccine transportation problem once and for all

The box is powered by a battery that would last eight hours, thereby ensuring the potency of the vaccines

Published on 24th June 2017
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Vaccine on wheels: IIT Hyderabad launches India’s first mobile vaccination clinic in Pune 

The clinic is the brainchild of Jignesh Patel, IIT Hyderabad fellow, and has been set up together with the Gates Foundation. It aims to create awareness on immunisation and provide low-cost vaccines

Published on 20th December 2019
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Indo-US science forum is inviting scientists and engineers to research on COVID-19

Science, engineering, and technology will play a critical role in finding solutions through the development of new vaccines, devices, diagnostic tools, and information systems

Published on 13th April 2020
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China approves the third COVID-19 vaccine for clinical trials

China has approved three coronavirus vaccines, including the one developed by the Chinese military, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) for clinical trials

Published on 25th April 2020
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Millions of children at risk with immunisation services disrupted amid COVID-19 pandemic: UN

Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, measles, polio and other vaccines were out of reach for 20 million children below the age of one every year, the UN Children's Fund said

Published on 27th April 2020
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CSIR's project to develop human antibodies for COVID-19 will be led by Bharat Biotech

Although efforts are underway for the development of drugs and vaccines for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, the processes are slow and expensive and have uncertainties

Published on 8th May 2020
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Emergency Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by Jan-Feb 2021: Former ICMR chief

RNA is the genetic material of the viruses and messenger RNA or mRNA vaccines are fully synthetic. After knowing the target antigen's sequence, the production of a vaccine can be accelerated

Published on 21st May 2020
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Confident that COVID-19 vaccine will be available by next year, says Harvard Professor

Three vaccines are showing promising results. These are from America, China and Oxford. For now, they all seem promising — may be one of them or all turn out to be effective, said the professor

Published on 27th May 2020
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UNICEF will lead procurement, supply of COVID vaccines to ensure safe, fast, equitable access to all countries

About 28 manufacturers have shared their annual production plans for COVID-19 vaccines - through 2023 - with UNICEF

Published on 7th September 2020
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Keeping Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at low temperatures will be challenging for India, others: AIIMS Director

The AIIMS Director further elaborated, It suggests that whatever vaccines we are making have a potential of giving good immunogenicity and good protection as far as COVID-19 is concerned

Published on 11th November 2020
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India has initiated an integrated response against COVID-19 pandemic: Harsh Vardhan 

Speaking at the 8th BRICS STI Ministerial Meeting held on Friday, Vardhan said India is also hosting clinical trials for all the major vaccines, and about 20 vaccines are in different stages

Published on 14th November 2020
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First COVID-19 vaccinations begin in the United Kingdom, says Prime Minister Boris Johnson

On December 2, the UK became the first country in the world to authorise the use of Pfizer and BioNTech for emergency purposes, thus, paving way for the delivery of the vaccines

Published on 8th December 2020
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UN Secretary-General warns of 'vaccine nationalism' moving full speed, leaving behind poor countries

Guterres said at a news conference that financing COVAX is the only way to guarantee vaccines will be available in Africa and other developing areas

Published on 10th December 2020
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Studies find having COVID-19 may protect against reinfection

The results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated

Published on 24th December 2020
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Grammy Awards shifted to March from January due to COVID-19 worries

Though the COVID-19 vaccines have started being administered in the US, the cases are also climbing, especially in Los Angeles, the home of all major Hollywood ceremonies

Published on 6th January 2021

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