To create awareness among the public on the importance of getting vaccinted, Tamil Nadu Egg Poultry Farmers Marketing Society (PFMS), Rotary Club and Contractors have announced gift.
If the FDA authorises the shots, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will make additional recommendations on who should receive them the first week of November.
The agency said that when the information provided addresses all questions raised, the WHO and the technical advisory group will complete the assessment and come to a final recommendation
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations, making the 27-member bloc the largest exporter of the vaccines in the world.
A video shot at the Chennangi Haadi in Virajpet shows an ASHA worker patiently asking a tribal girl to take the vaccine and explaining to her that no one will give injections to kill
Sputnik Light is the same as component-1 of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V which is being used in India's anti-COVID inoculation programme after getting emergency use authorisation.
Though no concrete data on the percentage of people choosing to forgo vaccines is available, it has been estimated that in remote and rural areas, up to 10% people may be sceptical.
In India, it is not so cool. Reference is to the acute shortage of a cold chain for an effective COVID vaccination drive in India.
Awaits DCGI approval; first vaccine to be tested on 2-6 year age group, likely to be available next month
Sources added that a few more rounds of negotiations are likely this week before a government procurement price, as well as price of the vaccine in private hospitals can be fixed.
The Centre is hopeful of a positive outcome from talks with Zydus Cadila, says State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar while 250 PHCs get upgraded in Karnataka.
Among the 57 admissions in HDUs, 43 have been unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, while of the 51 ICU admissions, 48 were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated
Over 4.57 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.
The Paris-based company said it will continue to develop another vaccine candidate that is already undergoing late stage human trials.
Biden hosted PM Modi at the Oval Office in the White House for the first in-person bilateral meeting