From October 4, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on levels of COVID-19 risk will be scrapped and replaced with one red list only.
So far, the State has administered 1.45 crore first doses and 55 lakh second doses.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the new donation to be fully delivered by the middle of next year comes on top of 250 million already pledged.
Also, till September, 52.5 per cent of the total doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered to men, 47.5 per cent to women and approximately 0.02 per cent to 'Other' gender.
The new report by scientists, including from the WHO, concluded that even with the threat of Delta, "booster doses for the general population are not appropriate at this stage in the pandemic".
The medical officers said their recommendation to the government was made after considering "what effect this will have on transmission in schools and effects on education".
Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on the CBS show 'Face the Nation' that 'in a best-case scenario,' the Pfizer vaccine could be ready by October 31 for younger children.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase.
The EU's most sparsely populated nation, Finland has maintained some of the bloc's lowest levels of infection throughout the pandemic.
There is no need to check the antibody levels post-taking the vaccine as some vaccines evoke T-cell immunity (long-term memory of the immune response), says Dr. Subrata Das.
In Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Himachal Pradesh all the adult population have got at least one dose of vaccine, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said.
So far only Zydus Cadila's needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D has received Emergency Use Authorisation to be administered in the age group of under 18 years in the country.
The Centre has agreed to provide more Covid vaccines to Karnataka after Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu spoke to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday.
The cost of the rapid tests will be set at 10 euros, a considerable amount for a country where the gross minimum wage is 650 euros.
In the camp, there are different counters and help desks provided for the people for vaccination.