89 per cent of India’s adult population fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Mandaviya – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Eighty-nine per cent of the country’s adult population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while over 75 per cent of children in the 12-14 age group have received the first dose, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Thursday. The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country have exceeded 195.67 crore, according to the Health Ministry‘s provisional reports till 7 am on Thursday. This has been achieved through 2,51,69,966 sessions. “Congratulations India! With the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath and Sabka Prayas’, India achieves complete vaccination of over 89…

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Mix of Covishield, Covaxin yields better results, finds ICMR Study – ET HealthWorld

A study by ICMR involving 98 people, 18 of whom had inadvertently received Covishield as first dose and Covaxin as the second in Uttar Pradesh, showed that combining these two COVID-19 vaccines elicited better immunogenicity than two doses of the same vaccine. The study also found that immunisation with combination of Covishield and Covaxin was safe and the adverse effects were also found to be similar when compared to the same dose regimen. The study titled ‘Serendipitous COVID-19 Vaccine-Mix in Uttar Pradesh, India: Safety and Immunogenicity Assessment of a Heterologous…

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