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Seven more states will vaccinate Kovacin from next week: Ministry of Health

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The vaccination campaign was launched on January 1, with more than three crore health workers and workers in the front row being vaccinated against Kovid-19.

On Saturday, the health ministry said seven more states would introduce home-grown covacin vaccine from next week. Earlier this month, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) launched a limited emergency in the country at the Serum Institute of India and the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’, developed locally by India’s biotech ‘Kovacin’. Was given for use which paved the way for mass vaccination campaign. In a press briefing, Manohar Agni, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Health, said that a total of 15,3737,190 beneficiaries had been vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine in 227,7766 sessions as on January 23.

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The vaccination campaign was launched on January 1, with more than three crore health workers and workers in the front row being vaccinated against Kovid-19. Agni said the 12 states currently using the Kovikin vaccine as well as seven more states in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and West Bengal would use the vaccine from this week onwards. “All program managers in these seven states have been made aware today of all aspects of the ICMR (Indian Medical Research Council) and the Ministry of Health implementation protocol,” he said.

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Giving information about the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination campaign, he said, “As of this evening, 1,4646,5996 occupants have been vaccinated and till the evening of the eighth day of the vaccination campaign, 123 adverse effects have been reported. There is. ” The official said that after the vaccination, no serious adverse effects were reported due to the vaccine or any vaccine-related deaths. “A total of six deaths (after vaccination) have been reported so far. In the last 24 hours, a 56-year-old resident of Gurugram has died. Postmortem confirmed that cardio-pulmonary disease was not the cause of his death and was not related to vaccination,” he said. None of these deaths were logically associated with the Kovid-19 vaccine.

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Agni said 11 people have been admitted to the hospital so far after being vaccinated. He said, “About 0.0007 per cent people have been hospitalized against vaccination. In the last 24 hours, one person has been admitted to a government hospital in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, who was vaccinated on January 20.” Agnani said 13 countries – Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan , Brazil, Maldives., Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Seychelles and Sri Lanka The training of directors of vaccination programs was conducted by the Ministry of Health for two days using Indian vaccines. According to the ministry, 1,4646,98 vaccines were given on Saturday. Gujarat had the highest number of vaccines (22,0633), followed by Maharashtra (21,7551), Orissa (14,992), Bihar (12,1655) and Andhra Pradesh (11,5622).

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