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National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 deliberates on strategy to ensure COVID-19 vaccines’ availability and its delivery mechanism

National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19, met for the first time on 12th August. The meeting was chaired by Dr V K Paul, Member Niti Aayog along with Secretary (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) as co-Chair. The expert group deliberated on conceptualization and implementation mechanisms for creation of ... Read More »

Russia to begin COVID-19 vaccine production within 2 weeks

Russia will start the production of its COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks, the country’s health minister Mikhail Murashko said. “First of all, the production facilities in Russia will be oriented towards the domestic market, to meet the need of our citizens,” Murashko said during a news conference on Wednesday. Russia ... Read More »

Russia launches first vaccine against coronavirus

He said one of his daughters has already been inoculated. As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise at an alarming rate across the globe, scientists and medical experts are making accelerated efforts to develop a vaccine fit for human use. Currently, there are more than 160 vaccine candidates ... Read More »

Bangladesh not to prioritise Chinese COVID 19 Vaccine trial

Speaking to the media in Dhaka on Tuesday, Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Ministry Abdul Mannan said that Dhaka is in touch with several international organisations like the Gavi Foundation which has invited it to be present in the next meeting scheduled for September.  He said that in case ... Read More »

First Pan India 1000 Genome sequencing of SARS- CoV-2 completes successfully

He took a meeting with Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and reviewed the COVID-19 activities of DBT, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and DBT-Autonomous Institutions (AIs). During the meeting, Dr. Harsh Vardhan also launched and dedicated to the nation the largest network of five dedicated COVID-19 Biorepositories established by Department ... Read More »

Candidate for universal flu vaccine protects against multiple strains

A universal flu vaccine that protects people against most influenza strains is one step closer to reality, with a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The candidate vaccine, described in Nature Communications this week, elicited a strong antibody response to a structure on the ... Read More »