India, one of the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, had gifted 2,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for UN peacekeepers across all UN missions.
Researchers also found that the odds of experiencing long COVID -- illness lasting 28 days or more after a positive test -- were reduced to half for people who received two vaccines doses.
Block Level Officers (BLOs), village headmen and ASHA workers will compile data about those eligible for vaccination and prepare a list.
Banerjee stated that in accordance with the number of vaccine doses received by the Bengal government from the Centre, "the state has administered 4 crore vaccine doses till Tuesday with 0 wastage".
In order to discuss the various aspects of COVID-19 vaccination distribution in India, a meeting was organised under the chairmanship of the cabinet secretary on November 11, 2020.
Punjab’s per capita vaccination stood at 27.1, while that of Haryana is 35.2, Delhi’s 39.4, Jammu and Kashmir 43.7, Himachal Pradesh 62.0 and Rajasthan 35.1.
An expert panel of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on July 29 had recommended granting permission for conducting the study.
A bench of justices L Nageswara Rao and Hrishikesh Roy issued notice on the plea, and asked the Centre and others to respond to it within four weeks.
Will take another year to vaccinate all adults at current rate of vaccine supply: Delhi health department
Officials said around 1.5 crore beneficiaries are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in the national capital and three crore doses are required to fully inoculate them.
Of this, the total consumption including wastage is 50,32,77,942 doses.
The African continent is far behind on vaccinations as richer countries keep doses for their citizens.
This comes close on heels of the Jharkhand government last month asserting that "artificial" tie-up of 25 per cent vaccination in private hospitals may result in many citizens missing the jabs.
The court was informed by the Centre that clinical trials for the vaccines for children under 18 years of age are going on and on the verge of completion and that a policy will be formed soon.
The PIL filed on behalf of a minor sought directions for immediate vaccination of those in the 12-17 age group on the ground that there were fears a likely 3rd wave of COVID could affect them more.
Pregnant women infected with COVID-19, who have been treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, can be vaccinated after 12 weeks of recovery, the civic body said.