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'Made in India' Covaxin gets emergency use approval for children aged 2-18 years

In a notable moment for India's vaccination program, Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN has received emergency use approval for being administered to children. As per reports, the Subject Expert Committee on COVID-19 has sanctioned the use of Covaxin for kids aged between 2-18. The current decision was taken after extensive deliberations, wherein the authorities studied the various parameters related to trials and vaccine usage.
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COVID vaccine registration to begin today at 4 PM for all adults; here's how you can register!

India is preparing to launch the largest segment of its nationwide inoculation drive against the coronavirus on May 1. This third phase of the vaccination campaign will focus on administering the COVID jab to citizens above 18 years of age, expanding the scope of the immunity drive for all adults. The registration option for this ambitious drive is all set open on April 28, 2021 at 4 PM and eligible beneficiaries can get their names listed on Co-WIN, Aarogya Setu or UMANG mobile applications.

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Phase 2 COVID vaccination drive begins in Indore, across 10 locations

The second phase of the coronavirus vaccination has begun in Indore. About 10 locations, including 3 government-run facilities will be administering the COVID jab today to people over 45 years, with comorbidities and to those over 60 years of age. Reportedly, vaccines at state-run vaccination centres will be delivered at zero cost to the beneficiaries. Private vaccination centres, however, will charge ₹250 for each vaccine dose.

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Another phase of COVID-19 vaccination begins in Kanpur; 1000 volunteers to get 2nd dose of Covaxin

India's very own indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin has completed another trial phase in Kanpur. The trial included administering the vaccine to 1,000 volunteers across the city from different walks of life. This phase of the trail was completed on December 21 at Prakhar Hospital in Kanpur.

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Mumbai arrests COVID-19 case rise even with the re-opening of religious places across the state

Mumbai witnessed a decline in the number of new cases on Monday, even as all religious places across Maharashtra opened their gates to devotees. Mumbai exhibited positive trends yesterday, with 409 fresh coronavirus infections along with increased 891 recoveries and negative active stats, clocking at 499 cases. Presently, Mumbai total COVID-19 tally stands at 2,70,119 cases, about which 13,033 are active ones. The city's recuperation rate stands at 90.9% with 2,45,734 recoveries.

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