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Covid-19: Govt reduces gap between second and precautionary doses to six months

  • The Standing Technical Sub-Committee (STSC) of the NTAGI in June recommended reducing the gap between the second and precaution doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
Representational image.(AP)
Representational image.(AP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 06:34 PM IST
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Serum institute seeks government nod to export Covovax to the US

  • SII manufactures Covovax under a license from the vaccine’s developer, US-based Novavax. The export version of the vaccine is called Nuvaxovid and has been dispatched to New Zealand, Netherlands, Australia and Indonesia, where a total of at least 100 million doses have been sent.
SII chief executive officer Adar Poonawalla. (REUTERS)
SII chief executive officer Adar Poonawalla. (REUTERS)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 03:16 AM IST
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Covid jabs protect people of all body weights: Study

  • Within the vaccinated group, however, those with a low or high body mass index (BMI) were at greater risk of hospitalisation and death compared with people with healthy weight.
Of over 9 million people in the study, 566,461 tested positive during the study from December 8, 2020 (date of the first vaccine given in the UK) to November 17, 2021. (Pic for representation)(HT_PRINT)
Of over 9 million people in the study, 566,461 tested positive during the study from December 8, 2020 (date of the first vaccine given in the UK) to November 17, 2021. (Pic for representation)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 03:06 AM IST
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mRNA vaccine roll out: Pharma firm, govt talk pricing, procurement

The vaccine, Gemcovac-19, is India’s first mRNA vaccine and only the third in the world to have received some form of authorisation for use during the pandemic.
A health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at MMG Hospital in Ghaziabad on Wednesday. (Sakib Ali /HT)
A health worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at MMG Hospital in Ghaziabad on Wednesday. (Sakib Ali /HT)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 02:52 AM IST
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South Korea approves first homemade Covid-19 vaccine

It isn’t immediately clear how officials will administer the newly developed vaccine or how big of a role the shots will have in the next phase of the pandemic.
FILE PHOTO: South Korea approves first homemade Covid-19 vaccine(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: South Korea approves first homemade Covid-19 vaccine(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 02:00 PM IST
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