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AZD1222: Vaccine against COVID-19
AZD1222, known as the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine among others, is a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca given by intramuscular injection, using as a vector the modified chimpanzee adenovirus ChAdOx1. One dosing regimen showed 90% efficiency when a half-dose was followed by a full-dose after at least one month. Another dosing regimen showed 62% efficiency when given as two full doses separated by at least one month.

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Watch: Nepal's Foreign Minister meets EAM Jaishankar in Delhi l Key details [Video]

Watch: Nepal's Foreign Minister meets EAM Jaishankar in Delhi l Key details

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Nepalese counterpart Pradip Kumar Gyawali at the Hyderabad house in the capital. The two sides discussed all bilateral issues with focus on economy,..

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COVID vaccine reaches length and breadth of country [Video]

COVID vaccine reaches length and breadth of country

As India is set to start the vaccination program against COVID-19 on January 16, millions of doses of Covishield vaccine, manufactured by Pune's Serum Institute of India, have reached the length and..

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COVID-19 vaccines arrive at Kerala, Leh [Video]

COVID-19 vaccines arrive at Kerala, Leh

Malappuram District received COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of pan-India vaccination drive. The first consignment of Covishield also arrived at Leh. So far, several states including Karnataka, New Delhi,..

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Covaxin, Covishield are safe, there is no difference between both: Shivraj Chouhan [Video]

Covaxin, Covishield are safe, there is no difference between both: Shivraj Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that both Covaxin and Covishield have been properly tested. He said, "Our scientists have tested them on all parameters and only then it has..

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Siliguri gets first batch of Covishield vaccine [Video]

Siliguri gets first batch of Covishield vaccine

First consignment of Covishield vaccine arrived in Siliguri from Pune on January 13. The vaccines have been stored at the principal storage point at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. The..

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Over 3 lakh Covisheild doses reach Raipur [Video]

Over 3 lakh Covisheild doses reach Raipur

A consignment of COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield arrived at Raipur from Serum Institute of India, Pune on January 13. SII had dispatched vaccines across India on January 12. Raipur received 23, 300 vials..

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Covishield and Covaxin are safe, assures ICMR scientist [Video]

Covishield and Covaxin are safe, assures ICMR scientist

Indian Council of Medical Research, Scientist and Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Division, Dr. Samiran Panda while speaking to ANI assured that both Covishield and Covaxin are safe and..

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Jammu, Kanpur receive Covisheild vaccine [Video]

Jammu, Kanpur receive Covisheild vaccine

A consignment of COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield arrived at Jammu airport from Serum Institute of India, Pune on January 13. Covishield vaccines were shifted to the storage rooms. Kanpur also received its..

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Covisheild vaccine reaches Kochi [Video]

Covisheild vaccine reaches Kochi

A consignment of COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield arrived at Kochi airport from Serum Institute of India, Pune on January 13. Vaccine consignments were shifted to Ernakulam General Hospital. SII had..

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Free Covid vaccine for Delhi residents? CM Kejriwal comments ahead of launch [Video]

Free Covid vaccine for Delhi residents? CM Kejriwal comments ahead of launch

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal commented on the impending launch of mass immunisation against Covid-19. India will begin vaccinations on January 16. Vaccines are being shipped to various centres..

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5.06 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine arrives at Bhopal airport [Video]

5.06 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine arrives at Bhopal airport

A consignment of COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield arrived at Bhopal airport from Serum Institute of India, Pune. "We have received 5.06 lakh doses of vaccine. We have made 1,200 storage systems at state..

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Watch: 1st batch of Covaxin reaches Delhi; Mumbai receives Covishield [Video]

Watch: 1st batch of Covaxin reaches Delhi; Mumbai receives Covishield

The first batch of Covaxin landed at the Delhi airport from Hyderabad on January 13. The Covid-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech was brought in by two flights. An Air India flight landed with 3 boxes while..

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First batch of 'Covishield' arrives in Mumbai [Video]

First batch of 'Covishield' arrives in Mumbai

The first consignment of 'Covishield', the COVID-19 vaccine by Serum Institute of India (SII) arrived in Mumbai on January 13. The vaccine was brought from Pune in a special vehicle of Brihanmumbai..

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Covid vaccine: States that received 1st dispatch ahead of Jan 16 roll-out [Video]

Covid vaccine: States that received 1st dispatch ahead of Jan 16 roll-out

Several states in India received the vaccine doses on January 12. Consignment of Covishield was dispatched from Serum Institute of India, Pune. States that received vaccines on January 12 include..

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Covishield's first consignment arrives in Lucknow, Guwahati [Video]

Covishield's first consignment arrives in Lucknow, Guwahati

COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' arrived at Guwahati's airport on January 12. It has been sent to vaccine storage centre. First consignment of COVID-19 vaccine also arrived at Lucknow airport. Dispatched..

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