Saturday, January 28, 2023

vaccine

Japan approves smallpox vaccine to prevent monkeypox

Japan's health ministry has approved the use of a smallpox vaccine believed to be effective against monkeypox. The smallpox vaccine approved by the ministry is thought to be 85 per cent effective against monkeypox, health officials said. The move came after...

There’s no vaccine for African Swine Fever

The chief veterinary officer (CVO) Dimapur, Dr. Kelesekho Tsükrü, Saturday said that since there was no vaccine available for treating African Swine Fever (ASF), the only way to contain the disease was containment, sanitization and creating awareness.CVO Dimapur Dr....

S.Korea approves use of 1st homegrown COVID-19 vaccine from SK Bioscience

Seoul: South Korea on Wednesday approved the use of SKYCovione, the country's first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine developed by SK Bioscience Co., taking a major step toward achieving vaccine sovereignty in the fight against the pandemic. The Ministry of Food and...

Kids under 5 can now be vaccinated against Covid: US FDA

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorised emergency use of the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the prevention of Covid-19 in children down to 6 months of age. For the Moderna Covid vaccine,...

Training on Drugs and Vaccine Distribution Management System, Equipment Maintenance and Management System underway

A two-day training on Drugs and Vaccine Distribution Management System (DVDMS) and Equipment Maintenance and Management System (EMMS) was organised for Pharmacists, LDAs, Nurses and Block Extension Educator (BEE) got underway on June 15 at the Conference Hall of...

About 30K died daily from Covid since talks on vax IP began: Report

New Delhi: Nearly 30,000 people have died daily from Covid since the World Trade Organization (WTO) initiated talks on relaxing Covid-19 vaccine intellectual property (IP) to make the shots more accessible, particularly in poor countries, according to a report...

Those travelling abroad can take precaution dose 3 months after 2nd jab

Those travelling abroad for jobs, education and business purposes can take the precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccine anytime after three months from the second dose as required by the destination country, the Centre said on Friday, a day after...

Precaution dose in private CVCs

Two days after the Centre announced that precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all aged above 18 years at private vaccination centres from April 10, the state health and family welfare (H&FW) department has informed that...

Toddler boy dies three days after getting immunisation vaccine in Palghar district

A 16-month-old boy died three days after he was administered regular immunisation vaccines for infants in the tribal-dominated Palghar district of Maharashtra. However, the exact cause behind his death is under investigation, a medical officer said on Wednesday.Medical Officer...

India starts vaccinating 12-14 age group; boosters for all above 60

India has started vaccinating children aged 12 to 14 years from Wednesday as it expands its COVID-19 vaccination coverage.Starting Wednesday the condition of co-morbidity for people aged 60 and above to get a precautionary dose has also been removed,...