Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicCovaxin

Topic: Covaxin

Over 41 lakh teens take first Covid shot as India opens up vaccination for young adults

PM Modi had announced on 25 December that adolescents above the age of 15 will be able to take their vaccines from 3 January. The campaign began Monday.

Health ministry claims Covaxin has WHO approval for use in under-18s, but it doesn’t

The Union health ministry’s website claims that Covaxin has received Emergency Use Listing for 15-18-year-olds, but the WHO had noted in November that this was not the case.

Over 6 lakh teens register on Co-WIN as India gets set to vaccinate 15-18 year olds

Paediatric vaccinations will begin across centres in India at 9 am. Even those who have not registered on the Co-WIN app can walk into any centre to get their jabs.

Covaxin demonstrates robust safety and immunogenicity in 2-18-year-old volunteers, study says

The data was submitted to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation during October 2021 and received emergency use nod for children aged 12-18 from DCGI recently.

India considers ‘mix and match’ for Covid booster shots as calls for third dose grow

No decision has been taken yet on whether booster shots will be given, even as healthcare workers who got fully vaccinated in February near 10 months of vaccination.

ZyCov-D supplies to begin soon but may not be part of national vaccine programme right away

With Omicron on the prowl and decision pending on vaccinating children, government may wait before using the one crore doses of ZyCoV-D, the only vaccine licensed for use in minors

‘Bruce Lee assault’ — ICMR official explains why Covaxin may have edge against Omicron

Dr Samiran Panda says Covaxin, being a whole virion vaccine, could work better, while there are chances of Omicron escaping targeted vaccines such as those based on the mRNA platform.

Covid expert panel’s recommendations on Covaxin for kids being examined, Modi govt informs RS

In a written reply, MoS Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said additional information has been requested at the level of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation for the examination.

Modi govt allows commercial export of Covishield, Covaxin in view of sufficient stock

India recently resumed Covid vaccine supply to the UN-backed COVAX with the govt allowing SII to export 50 lakh doses of Covishield to Nepal, Tajikistan, Bangladesh and Mozambique.

Everyone was at risk during lockdown. But women were real superheroes in Covaxin’s journey

In 'Going Viral: Making of Covaxin', Dr Balram Bhargava unpacks the story of India's indigenous Covid-19 vaccine.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.