States, UTs asked to hold special Covid vaccination camps; Centre puts emphasis on second, precaution doses for Sputnik V recipients
Being implemented in a 'mission mode', this special Covid vaccination drive is part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
The Union health ministry also announced that India’s vaccination coverage had crossed the 189 crore landmark milestone on Saturday.
Due to the poor patronage for Russian-made Covid vaccine Sputnik V, many private hospitals in Tamil Nadu haven’t been buying it for months now.
The joint Russian-Italian study compared the blood serum samples of people taken three to six months after the second dose of the two vaccines.
Russia on Wednesday reported 698 Omicron cases across the country.
Sputnik Light has already been registered in more than 20 countries as a standalone vaccine and a universal booster to other vaccines helping to increase their efficacy
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Sputnik V efficiency against omicron earlier Friday.
We are ready to offer the Sputnik Light vaccine and the Sputnik M vaccine for adolescents to support strong herd immunity in India and continue saving millions of lives, RDIF CEO said.
South Africa earlier this week said it would not approve Sputnik V due to concerns it could increase the risk of HIV infection among men, a claim the vaccine's developer says is unfounded.
The daily death toll is about 33% higher than that recorded in late September and infection cases have risen by about 70% in the past month.
Government will decide on vaccination of children, adolescents on 'scientific rationale', supply situation: Covid Task Force Chief
Zydus Cadila's indigenously developed needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D is set to become the first vaccine that will be available in India for those in the age group of 12-18 years.
The head of the Russian state-controlled fund that invested in the vaccine insisted Wednesday the supply problems have been resolved.
The clarification comes after Russia's Health Minister Mikhail Murashko in recent days reportedly said that administrative issues were among the main holdups in WHO's decision-making process.
Of every 1000 people who have taken shots, less than 1 received Sputnik V, despite its soft launch in India in May through its local partner Dr Reddy's.
Mexico received its first shipment of 200,000 doses of the Sputnik vaccine Monday, and the shots were being given first to people over 60 in poorer neighborhoods.
The development comes less than a month after the Russian government announced its partnership with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories for mass vaccinations by the year-end.