India set to approve its first Covid vaccine; nationwide dry run tomorrow

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A day ahead of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination dry run, the Indian drug regulator's expert panel on Friday cleared the decks for emergency use authorisation for the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. The vaccine, which is being produced locally under the name of Covishield by Serum Institute of India,...

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Published on January 2, 2021 -  02:30
Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination begins in India
As the dry run for COVID-19 vaccination began in India on January 2, beneficiaries reached to their respective health centre across the country. The objective of the dry run is to gear up the country for roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine. The activity is proposed to be conducted in all the State Capitals in at least 3 session sites. The dry run will be administered in 116 districts across 259 sites.

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