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Covid 19 vaccination in India Highlights: 7.86 lakh vaccinated; 10 hopitalisations, 82 AEFIs reported in 6 states

Covid-19 vaccination in India update: As of now, four deaths have been reported from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Bellary, and Shivamoga in Karnataka, and Nirmal in Telangana.

Covid 19 vaccination in India Highlights: 7.86 lakh vaccinated; 10 hopitalisations, 82 AEFIs reported in 6 states
Covid vaccination in India: As of now, four deaths have been reported from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Bellary, and Shivamoga in Karnataka, and Nirmal in Telangana. (Image – Ministry of Health Twitter)

Covid-19 vaccination in India update: India has so far vaccinated over 7.86 lakh frontline workers against Coronavirus as the phase 1 of the world’s largest Covid vaccination drive enters its sixth day. A total of over 2,300 sessions have been held across the country for Covid vaccination. As far as the adverse event following immunization (AEFI) is concerned, six states – Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Karnataka, and West Bengal – have reported 10 cases of hospitalization following Covid vaccination. So far, 82 AEFIs have been reported from the aforementioned states, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated.

As of now, four deaths have been reported from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Bellary, and Shivamoga in Karnataka, and Nirmal in Telangana. While the deaths from Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka are not related to vaccination, in the case of Telangana, the post-mortem was going on, the Ministry of Health stated on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, India has started supplying Covid-19 vaccines to neighbourung countries. India is sending Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, and Seychelles on Thursday. On Wednesday, Bhutan became the first country to receive Covid-19 vaccines followed by the Maldives, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated. On the domestic front taking cognizance of reports of glitches associated with the Co-WIN platform, the Government of India has added a new feature of ‘Allot beneficiary’ in the ‘Ongoing session’ of Co-WIN Software to allow a maximum possible number of beneficiaries per session and have better coverage.

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Covid 19 Vaccination in India

18:49 (IST)21 Jan 2021
145 tested positive with UK strain of COVID-19

The total number of persons found positive with UK strain of COVID-19 is 145: Ministry of Health

18:33 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Uttarakhand reports 162 new corona cases

Uttarakhand reports 162 new corona cases taking the total number of positive cases to 95354.

17:27 (IST)21 Jan 2021
PM Modi to interact with beneficiaries and vaccinators of Covid vaccination drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with beneficiaries and vaccinators of Covid vaccination drive in Varanasi on 22nd January, via video conferencing. The participants in the interaction will share their first-hand experience of vaccination: Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)

16:43 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Andhra Pradesh reports 139 new COVID-19 cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 139 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Ministry.

Total cases: 8,86,557; Total recoveries: 8,77,893; Death toll: 7,142; Active cases: 1,522

16:36 (IST)21 Jan 2021
India hands over 2 mn vaccine doses to Bangladesh

India has handed over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladesh under grant assistance, a senior minister said on Thursday. The vaccines were given to Bangladesh at a crucial time when the number of coronavirus cases in the nation continues to rise and has reached 529,687 till Thursday. (PTI)

15:28 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Healthcare workers can get jabs ahead of scheduled date of vaccination: Satyendar Jain

Seeking to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the Delhi government has made a provision whereby healthcare workers will have an option to get shots at a registered centre ahead of their scheduled day for vaccination, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday. (PTI)

15:13 (IST)21 Jan 2021
WHO nod likely for Serum-Oxford Covid vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) is speeding up its regulatory approval mechanism for rapid rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to poorer countries. Several vaccine candidates from Western and Chinese manufacturers are in the fray. Reports suggest, ‘Covishield’ developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) will get a nod in January or February. READ MORE

15:10 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Nepal and Bangladesh receive Coronavirus vaccines sent by India

Bangladesh and Nepal have received COVID-19 vaccines from India under grants assistance. “Nepal receives Indian vaccines. Putting neighbours first, putting people first!,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Twitter.

15:04 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Covid-19: vaccine: Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use nod for Covaxin in Philippines

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech decides to span out from the country and supply Covid vaccines to other countries. On Thursday, the company filed an application for the emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine- Covaxin in the Philippines. READ MORE

15:00 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Covid 19 vaccination in India: Check state-wise number

India is all set to complete one week of the world’s largest Covid vaccination drive and so far 7,86,842 individuals have been vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccines. On January 20, a total of 1,12,007 individuals were vaccinated against Coronavirus. On January 20, there have been 82 cases of adverse events following immunization (AEFI). There were 10 cases of hospitalizations reported from six states – Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Karnataka, and West Bengal. READ MORE

14:49 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Vaccination drive going well: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the COVID-19 vaccination drive is progressing well and once everyone is vaccinated, “we will attain victory over the pandemic”.

14:28 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Dr Harsh Vardhan releases creatives to address vaccine hesitancy

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today released creatives made by the Health Ministry to address the important issue of vaccine hesitancy. He reiterated that vaccines are safe and effective. 

14:22 (IST)21 Jan 2021
No fresh COVID-19 case in Arunachal, over 1,100 people inoculated

Arunachal Pradesh did not report a single COVID-19 case in the past 24 hours, while six more patients recovered from the disease during the period, a senior health official said. The state’s coronavirus tally stood at 16,815. (PTI)

12:12 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Covid active caseload further declines

The COVID-19 active caseload in the country has further reduced to 1,92,308 comprising 1.81 per cent of the total infections, with Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal accounting for 73 per cent of the total active cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. READ MORE

11:54 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Covid-19 vaccine: South Africa to pay big premium for Serum-Oxford vaccine

South Africa will pay $5.25 per dose for COVID-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII) – well above what others, including developed nations, are paying for the same shots, local newspaper Business Day reported on Thursday. The Business Day report cited health department Deputy Director-General Anban Pillay as saying the price was based on South Africa’s level of development and its past investment in research and development. REUTERS

11:03 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Telangana reports 226 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

Telangana recorded 226 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total positives to over 2.92 lakh while one fatality pushed the toll to 1,584, the state government said on Thursday. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation accounted for the most number of cases with 39, followed by  Karimnagar and Medchal Malkajgiri with 16 each, it said in a bulletin, providing details as of 8 PM on January 20. The total number of cases stood at2, 92,621 while recoveries were at2, 87,117. PTI

10:53 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Telangana health worker dies a day after getting Covid jab

A Telangana health worker who was vaccinated on Tuesday died a day later in the early hours after complaining of chest pain. The state government, however, has said that death is not related to Covid-19 vaccination. READ MORE

10:52 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Covid-19 in India: 15,223 new cases; 151 deaths

Covid-19: India reported 15,223 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. As many as 19,965 patients have been discharged, and 151 people died due to Covid-related complications deaths in the last 24 hours. READ MORE

10:46 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Covid-19 vaccination drive: Uttarakhand asks for additional vaccines for Kumbh Mela

The Uttarakhand government has asked the Central Government for 20,000 additional vaccines for Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021, according to a report by ANI. “The state government has sent a proposal to the Centre in this regard, State Covid Control Room Chief Dr Abhishek Tripathi said.

09:47 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Covid 19 Vaccination in India: India’s Covid vaccine diplomacy

Serum Institute of India’s vaccine consignment containing 10 lakh dosages will be dispatched to Kathmandu.

09:45 (IST)21 Jan 2021
Covid 19 Vaccination in India: India’s vaccine diplomacy

In Maharashtra, a consignment of Covishield vaccine, by Serum Institute of India, will be dispatched from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Dhaka in Bangladesh, today.

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