Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin in Delhi. The health minister was administered the vaccine dose at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. India opened up the Covid-19 vaccination drive from March 1, 2021. Those over 60 years and within 45-59 years with specified co-morbidities are being vaccinated. The minister's wife Nutan Goel first took the jab after which Vardhan received the vaccine shot.
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Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on March 02 took first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. After taking the vaccine, he urged people, who are above 60 years of age to take the shot of the vaccine and also requested those who can afford should pay the price of vaccine at a private hospital. "We've been administered Covaxin. This vaccine will work as 'Sanjeevani'. Hanuman Ji crossed India to get it, but this 'Sanjeevani' is available at your nearby pvt and govt facility. We've paid Rs 250 for it, those who can afford it should pay for it," he said.
A man who was diagnosed with a one-in-a-million disease more than 20 years ago received his Covid vaccine from the same “guardian angel” doctor who saved his life when he was younger.Andy Barr, 44, was diagnosed with Goodpasture syndrome – an autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack the kidney and lungs – when he was 21, thanks to a doctor who by chance was doing a rotation at the Gloucester Royal hospital where he was being treated.
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The UK will examine European Union proposals for a vaccine passport in the hope of reviving international travel for the summer holidays.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Britain was working with the EU and countries around the world on the issue.
But England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said there was still "great uncertainty" around holidays on the continent, partly because the EU’s vaccination programmes were behind the UK's.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said plans for a "digital green pass" will be set out this month, which would allow people to prove they have had a jab or show the results of Covid tests. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
India provided COVID-19 vaccines to Saint Lucia on March 01. 'Made in India' vaccines was received by the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia. India provided 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to the island nation Saint Lucia. The consignment of coronavirus vaccine reached under India's 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The 40,000 doses of 'Made in India' coronavirus vaccines also arrived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It was received by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on March 01. They received Serum Institute of India (SII)'s Covishield doses today. Earlier, India supplied COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh under the 'Neighbourhood First' policy.
Phase 2 of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched in high-profile manner on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming one of the first beneficiaries. The second phase of the programme involves inoculation of those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. The process for registration involves entry of mobile number and identity card details on the government's dedicated Co-win platform. India currently has 2 vaccines in use - Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Watch the full video for more.
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Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for donating 2,00,000 doses of Covishield vaccines. President Alejandro Giammattei said, "I would like to start by thanking Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for accepting our call for assistance in supply of Covishield vaccines manufactured in India under licensing of Astra Zeneca. It has been a grand surprise for us to know that India rather than selling the vaccines to us, it has immediately donated to us 200 thousand doses that will help to immunise frontline, health workers."
India's second phase of the vaccination drive began today, opening registerations for people above 60 years and those aged 45 in the second phase of the inoculation drive. In the second phase, Prime Minister was among the first to take the vaccination. Till now questions had been raised that why has the Prime Minister not taken the vaccine. Not just that he even opted out for the Bharat Biotech's covaxin that led to a barrage of criticism from the opposition for the trials for the vaccine still had not been completed. Ever since the vaccination drive began in the couuntry, the Vaccine politics has been raging in the country. A lot of questions have been raised by the opposition leaders. Even today after PM Modi took the vaccine, he encouraged everyone who is eligible to come forward and take the jab. But the opposition has not spared him. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury drew a link to the Assam, Kerala and Puducherry elections to the PM’s gesture. Chowdhury said that had PM Modi carried Rishi Aurobindo’s photo and Geetanjali with him, all five poll-bound states would have been covered. Well after he Prime Minister wore a gamosa from Assam, while nurses from Kerala and Puducherry administered the Covaxin shot, many couldn't overlook the connection to the elections. Watch this episode of News Audit.
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