The countrywide vaccination drive against the corona virus has been recorded to 80 crore doses till date and Friday was described as as a golden chapter in world history.
The Health Services Director further said that reminders are also sent to the beneficiaries on the day of vaccination as well.
The booster roll out in the UK is awaiting a green signal from the independent advisory body Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), who are expecting study results on seven different booster vaccines.
PM Modi said that the success of vaccination in India is the result of the spirit and hard work of its citizens.
The findings showed that all healthy participants and 88.7 per cent of the immunosuppressed participants produced antibodies against the virus that causes Covid-19.
Health Canada data show that as of August 21, 76.9 per cent of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 63.57 per cent were fully vaccinated with two doses.
Countries, including the US, UK, Canada and France, have already rolled out vaccines for people aged 12 years old and above.
After enabling users to download vaccine certificates, the MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp now allows users to locate their nearest vaccination centre and book their vaccine-appointment, the Union Ministry of Health and MyGov announced on Tuesday.
The American-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has applied to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for permission to conduct a vaccine trial of the Covid-19 single shot Janssen vaccine in India on children of 12-17 age group.
As per a BBC report, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified counterfeit versions of India's primary Covid vaccine, Covishield
The vaccine is based on a common poultry virus called the Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV), which can reproduce in humans but is harmless.
India's Covid vaccination coverage has crossed 51 crores cumulatively.
The folk artists, who have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic, will get an opportunity to earn some money with this awareness drive.
These findings have an important implication for the COVID-19 vaccination program wherein heterologous immunisation will pave the way for induction of improved and better protection against the variant strains of SARS-CoV-2.
The five vaccines granted Emergency Use Authorisation in India are Serum Institute's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, Russia's Sputnik V, Moderna and now Johnson & Johnson.
Delta Plus is a mutated form of the Delta variant and was first discovered in India. It is characterised by increased transmissibility and spike protein mutations.
Fear of the unknown, misinformation-fuelled anxiety, lack of trust, a cautious local community and a paucity of effective awareness campaigns mar vaccination efforts in the remote tribal villages of Odisha, as in many other parts of the country.
Prime Minister expressed concern over low rate of vaccination of frontline workers and stressed that there is no shortage of vaccine.
While announcing the extension of partial lockdown today in Odisha, CS Suresh Mahapatra's statement regarding positivity among the fully vaccinated population in Bhubaneswar, and they having the potential to spread the virus, heightens the risk
As part of the technical transfer process, SII has already received cell and vector samples from the Gamaleya Center, which developed the Sputnik V jab.
The French pharma company Sanofi and its British peer GSK aim to produce up to one billion doses in 2021.
The Sputnik V vaccine is based on a proven and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors, which cause the common cold and have been around for thousands of years. The vaccine is two-shot and studies have shown it to be 97.6 per cent effective against Covid-19.
The efficacy data demonstrates 63.6 per cent protection against asymptomatic COVID-19, a release from the city-based vaccine maker said.
The vaccine is 85 percent effective against severe/critical disease and demonstrated protection against hospitalisation and death from the deadly coronavirus.
Sputnik Light, the single-dose Covid-19 vaccine, can submit Russian safety data for approval in India, Dr Reddy's Laboratories said on Thursday.