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#ThrowBackToday: How March 16 became National Vaccination Day back in the year 1995

In today's #TBT, we tell you all about National Vaccination Day and why it is declared so. A brief history of India's battle with deadly polio and the importance of vaccination in these tough times 

Published on 16th March 2021
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59% of Indians sceptical about COVID-19 vaccine, won't rush to take it: Survey

With the possibility of an affordable vaccine by February 2021, a survey was conducted by 'LocalCircles' to understand the hesitancy levels

Published on 2nd December 2020
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69% parents want schools to reopen from new academic session in April: Survey

The survey, in which over 19,000 parents across the country were interviewed, also found that only 26 per cent of them approve of their children receiving the COVID-19 vaccine by April

Published on 4th January 2021
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ADB allocates USD 20 mn to help developing members access vaccines for COVID-19

The funds will be available for ADB developing members to support vaccine-related health system assessments and the development of country readiness plans to strengthen the capacity

Published on 17th November 2020
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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation starts online facility for COVID-19 vaccine registration 

According to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, citizens from priority groups in the city who have not yet registered themselves can get themselves registered on www.ahmedabadcity.gov.in

Published on 26th December 2020
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AI, virtual reality can help fast track COVID-19 vaccine, say experts

As vaccine candidates advance to the final phases of testing in humans, experts said AI would be vital for analysing clinical and immunological data rapidly

Published on 19th November 2020
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All you need to know about vaccine passports and how it may benefit travellers

Talks about issuing vaccine passports have been doing the rounds in several countries in order to ease restrictions for international travellers

Published on 9th February 2021
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Anganwadi centres, schools, panchayat buildings to be transformed into sites for COVID vaccination drives

The health ministry's existing digital platform eVIN which is being used for the UIP is also being enhanced for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and delivery

Published on 6th November 2020
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Another Chinese vaccine gets nod for emergency use in Pakistan

Cansino Biologics Inc is the only company that has conducted clinical trial in Pakistan, with around 18,000 volunteers participating from across the country

Published on 13th February 2021
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Australian scientists start testing potential COVID-19 vaccines

They are also evaluating the best way to give the vaccine for better protection, including an intra-muscular injection and innovative approaches like a nasal spray

Published on 2nd April 2020
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Aviation Ministry permits Telangana govt to use drones for the delivery of vaccines 

On April 22, the ministry had permitted the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct a feasibility study on using drones to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

Published on 30th April 2021
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Avoid Covaxin in case of allergies, fever: Bharat Biotech

The Hyderabad-based vaccine-maker, in a fact sheet for recipients and caregivers, said that even pregnant and nursing women should not take the vaccine

Published on 19th January 2021
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Bangladesh approves Russian vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

The decision came days after Dhaka suspended the first dosing of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on a supply crunch

Published on 28th April 2021
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Bharat Biotech cuts Covaxin price for states to Rs 400 after widespread criticism

This follows a widespread criticism of its pricing policy as it sold Covaxin to the central government at Rs 150 per dose

Published on 29th April 2021
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Bharat Biotech recruits 13,000 volunteers for Covaxin Phase III trials

The Phase III human clinical trials of Covaxin began mid-November, targeted to be done in 26,000 volunteers across India

Published on 22nd December 2020

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