Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday placed an order for purchase of 4.08 crore doses each of Covaxin and Covishield for vaccinating 2.04...
Mocking the BJP over its slogan of 'One nation, one party, one leader', she stressed that every Indian needs vaccine free of cost, regardless of their age and location.
SII said it will address the limited capacity by scaling up the vaccine production over the next two months.
So far, Telangana State has received 26.78 lakh doses out of which 22.50 lakh doses have been consumed.
In a statement on Friday, the WHO said that based on available data the review team found no increased risk of blood clotting conditions in people who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.
India recorded 28,903 new infections--the highest so far this year-- taking the total COVID-19 tally to 1,14,38,734, according to the Union Health ministry
With an enthusiastic push from the civic bodies, we are slowly but steadily approaching our target goals
The former Union minister was administered 'Covishield' vaccine, which is manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII).
Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield is being manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute.
Covishield is the brand name for the AstraZeneca-Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine.
2,77,825 inoculated as first phase of vaccine drive in State concludes
India had earlier in January approved two vaccines -- Oxford's Covishield manufactured by SII and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin -- for restricted emergency use.
Bahrain had earlier approved Covishield to support its efforts towards vaccinating members at risk of developing complications from COVID-19.
Public health experts feel that the rollout of the vaccination drive by prioritising the frontline workers in the first round is a positive step.
Bangladesh will start the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine distribution from early February.