IDCO CMD Sanjay Singh said IDCO has created a state-of-the-art O Hub incubation centre near Infocity here
In a bid to maximise its vaccination base, the State government has decided to rope in private hospitals to conduct inoculation of people aged 18 to 44 years.
There is no evidence that the variants are evading immunity. Covaxin immunity has been proved to be effective against all new variants, says Dr John in this interview.
One has to start over again if vaccination delayed beyond 12 months, they say
Since the overall projected requirement of liquid medical oxygen in the state is rising, the buffer storage within the state needs to be augmented urgently, he said.
Tamil Nadu received about 75,000 doses of Covaxin and as many as 20,000 vials of Covishield on Tuesday.
The court decided to adjourn the matter after the central government standing counsel Anurag Ahluwalia, appearing for the Union Health Ministry, said a similar issue was before the Supreme Court.
The State has previously been allocated around 8.3 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the coming fortnight.
Experts have pointed out that the government needs to aggressively carry out the vaccination drive, which started in phases since mid-January, to effectively control the raging pandemic.
Stephane Bancel, the Moderna CEO, expressed support for the COVAX mission and called the deal “an important milestone” to ensure access to its vaccine worldwide.
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) also demanded that more companies should be allowed to manufacture the vaccines to ensure "availability and affordability".
Technologies used to make vaccine can determine its efficacy against variants, say experts
The Tamil Nadu-registered vehicle, which was transporting the vaccine from Hyderabad to Karnal in Haryana, was left abandoned for nearly 12 hours in Kareli area.
The ministry also said that Maharashtra has been allocated 17,50,620 'Covishield' and 5,76,890 'Covaxin' vaccine doses by the Centre for the first fortnight of May.
Vaccine to be administered to people in BMC limits from Monday