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World's poor nations lag behind in Covid-19 vaccinations: report
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Centre may cap Covaxin, Covishield price at ₹275 per dose
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The Union government plans to fix the prices of Covaxin and Covishield each at ₹ 275 per dose. The tentative price cap will be implemented once both the vaccines get regular market approval from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) next month. Covaxin was priced at ₹ 1200 per dose and Covishield at ₹ 780 per dose. The price also included service charge of ₹ 150 per dose (at private facilities)
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Covishield, Covaxin cleared for regular market approval
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An expert panel of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) -- India's regulatory body for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics -- on Wednesday recommended granting regular market approval to Covishield and Covaxin, which are currently only authorised for emergency use in the country, subject to certain conditions. "CDSCO has recommended for upgrade of Covishield and Covaxin's status from restricted use in emergency situations to grant of new drug permission with conditions in adult population.
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Over 50% in 15-18 age group vaccinated with 1st dose: Govt
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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted: "Big day for India's fight against Covid-19! Over 50 per cent of our youngsters between 15-18 age group have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Well done, my Young Friends! Your enthusiasm for vaccination is inspiring people all over India."
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Centre to issue postal stamp to mark one year of vaccination
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As the nation is going to complete one year of vaccination drive on Sunday which began on January 16 last year, a commemorative postal stamp will be issued to mark the occasion.
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110 countries recognise India's Covishield, Covaxin: Source
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A source with the Ministry said that at present, 110 countries have agreed to mutual recognition of vaccination certificates and those who recognise Indian vaccination certificates of travellers fully vaccinated with Covishield or World Health Organisation(WHO)-approved Covid vaccines. If partially or not vaccinated travellers visit India, they will have to submit their sample for post-arrival Covid-19 test at the point of arrival after which they will be allowed to leave the airport.
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SII seeks regular marketing authorisation for Covishield from DCGI  
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The application sent to the DCGI said that SII has already submitted phase-3 clinical study results of 24,244 subjects from the UK, Brazil and South Africa to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) in June. Apart from that the phase 3 clinical study results of 32,379 subjects from the US, Chile and Peru were submitted on July 9.
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Don't cast doubt on vaccination: SC junks plea against mass vax of Covishield, Covaxin  
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Refusing to interfere in the matter, a bench comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and B.V. Nagarathna told the petitioner's counsel, "We do not want this matter to be argued at all. Let us not cast doubt on the vaccination". The Counsel appearing for petitioner Mathew Thomas urged the bench to hear his arguments in the matter in detail. However, the bench responded that it was not keen on entertaining the plea.
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No quarantine for Covishield vaccinated Indians travelling to UK from Oct 11
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Ellis tweeted, "No quarantine for Indian travellers to United Kingdom fully vaccinated with Covishield or other UK-approved vaccine from October 11. Thanks to Indian government for close cooperation over last month." The UK travel advisory had made 10-day quarantine mandatory for Indian travellers, who have received both doses of Covishield manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
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India calls UK’s stand on Covishiled ‘discriminatory’, warns of reciprocal action
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The UK on Friday announced that it will simplify the existing rules for International travel and incoming tourists from around the world. This included changing the denoting system to be ranked low or high risk, instead of the original three categories - red, amber and green, and scrapping the need for fully vaccinated passengers to take expensive Covid-19 tests.
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