Pawar said the Health Ministry and ICMR have developed an India COVID-19 vaccination tracker which depicts the overall as well as age disaggregated information on numbers of COVID-19 deaths in unvaccinated individuals compared with numbers of deaths in partially and fully vaccinated individuals.
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'Despite the repeated warnings of health leaders, our failure to put vaccines into the arms of people in the developing world is now coming back to haunt us', wrote former British PM Gordon Brown.
Doctors are bracing for an influx of coronavirus patients as confirmed cases hit fresh daily highs that experts say is also being fuelLed by vaccine skeptics.
Nearly 90 per cent also believed that the government must ensure that marginalised groups such as street dwellers, migrant workers, immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers are given access to vaccination without having to furnish documentation.
Dr. Reddy, who is President, InOrder, South Asia, a non-profit institute working to strengthen systems to secure health, pointed out that governments across the world are adopting a policy of giving priority to people at risk for higher rates of hospitalization and death in the face of vaccine supplies not commensurate to the needs.
Australian Open chief Craig Tiley confirmed on Saturday that every person will need to be fully vaccinated while in the tournament.
The number of fully vaccinated individuals against COVID-19 has surpassed the partially vaccinated eligible population for the first time in the country.
India registered 8,865 new Covid-19 cases, marking the lowest single-day infection spike in the last 287 days.
Authorities in Aurangabad in Maharashtra have asked ration shops, gas agencies and petrol pumps to supply groceries and fuel only to those with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Thane Municipal Corporation has made it compulsory for all civic employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as a part of an effort to achieve the cent per cent target in the city by this month-end.
While Sputnik V has already received regulatory approval, Dr Reddy's Laboratory received the Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) nod to conduct phase-3 bringing trials of Sputnik Light in September.
Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D is the first vaccine cleared by India's drug regulator for inoculation of those aged 12 years and above.
An estimated three million visa applications from Indians wanting to visit the United States, either for work, leisure or academics, will flood the US administration once the travel restrictions are eased.
Covaxin was assessed under the WHO EUL procedure based on the review of data on quality, safety, efficacy, a risk management plan and programmatic suitability.
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on October 26 had sought 'additional clarifications' from the company for Covaxin to conduct a final 'risk-benefit assessment' for Emergency Use Listing of the vaccine.
The CDC has given the green light for around 28 million children to receive the BioNtech-Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. President Joe Biden hopes to have the program up and running within days.
The situation of Covid-19 in India before the festival of Diwali is of relief. Only 11,903 fresh cases of Covid-19 were recorded yesterday while the active cases declined to 1,51,209.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Congress leader Anand Sharma interacts with AAP MP Sanjay Singh, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
TMC MP Nusrat Jahan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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