Shaking their crystal legs, it is the vaccine twins who are now stepping to the tune of Ra Ra Rasputin on social media.
Its rapid rollout puts Bhutan far ahead of other leading nations in reaching the 60-percent mark, including the Seychelles, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
The Centre had provided 3.5 lakh doses on Tuesday a day after the Health and Family Welfare department sought 15 lakh doses.
Fourteen lakh doses are available now which would last three days. We need 40 lakh vaccine doses every week, said Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
Additional Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra highlighted that Odisha has been saving vaccines as the wastage rate has been minus 0.5 per cent which is amongst the lowest in the country.
However, there is very little research on whether an individual can be given one dose each of two different vaccines where a two-dose regimen is involved.
The DC had taken the Covishield vaccine on February 9th followed by a second dose on March 8th.
714 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the highest since October 21 when 717 fatalities were reported.
Doctors across the globe however state that even if the vaccine may not prevent infection, the immune response it starts off in the body helps prevent a severe Covid infection.
The vaccination process is being taken care of by the Indian Army as the national camp is underway at the Army Sports Institute in Pune.
The Directorate of Public Health again made it clear that the revised time interval for the second dose is applicable only to Covishield and not to Covaxin.
On the first day of the expanded Covid-19 vaccination drive to include all aged above 45, irrespective of comorbidities, it was smooth-going in Bengaluru hospitals with no shortage of vaccines.
In a letter to the Serum Institute of India, Drugs Controller General of India V G Somani said the SII is permitted to apply the shelf life of nine months to unlabelled vials available on hand.
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Bhargava said that mutations are sporadic and single mutations are not found to be dominant in any particular area in India.
Priority groups have been identified on the basis of recommendations of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), he said.