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More than 30 crore vaccine doses provided by Centre to states/UTs: Health ministry | India News

NEW DELHI: More than 30 crore vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre to states and union territories so far, Union Health Ministry informed on Thursday.
As per the latest data, 30,33,27,440 vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre through the government of India (free of cost channel) and through the direct state procurement category. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 28,43,40,936 doses.
“The new phase of universalization of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain,” the official statement read.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the government of India has been supporting the states and Union Territories by providing them Covid vaccines free of cost.
In the new phase of the
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TREATMENT

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I am undocumented?

Yes. Everyone 12 or older who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are uninsured, you can still receive a vaccine. The vaccine is free – there is no cost to you. Learn more about insurance coverage for COVID-19 vaccines here. If you are insured, you are encouraged to bring your insurance information so that the site can get reimbursed at no cost to you.

Documentation is not required to be vaccinated. Vaccine sites may request documentation, but you are not required to have it to receive the vaccine and you cannot be denied access to the vaccine for not having ID. Sites will NOT ask for proof of immigration status.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not conduct enforcement operations at or near vaccine distribution sites or clinics.

Any data collected for the

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HEALTH

Here’s what to know about the risk of blood clots and the AstraZeneca vaccine

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said in a statement late Thursday it received 22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), where clotting forms in the sinuses that drain blood from the brain, and eight other reports of thrombosis, out of a total of 15.8 million people who had been given at least one dose of the vaccine by March 21. A breakdown of the MHRA’s CVST data showed four people had died, but the agency did not immediately respond to CNN’s questions to confirm whether there had been fatalities.

But more and more reports of blood clots from different countries are dripping in, particularly in Europe, where the AstraZeneca vaccine is widely used. Some countries are choosing to suspend the vaccine altogether, while others have limited its use to certain age groups.

Here’s what to know.

Where else is this happening?

The Netherlands on Friday said

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TREATMENT

How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m homebound?

If you are unable to leave the home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or are the healthcare provider or family caregiver of someone who is homebound, you may request an in-home vaccination appointment by completing a form at covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax (English) or covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax-es (Spanish).

For assistance completing the form by phone, please call the NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545.

After you submit the completed form, the NJ Department of Health will share information with a home health agency, local health department, or other vaccination providers and you will be contacted to schedule an in-home vaccination appointment.

If there are any unvaccinated household or family members in need of vaccination, vaccine providers will also do their best to schedule vaccination for caregivers and other members of the household of homebound person(s). Please confirm this need in the online form .

Some home health agencies are currently vaccinating patients—if you are

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SUPPLEMENT

COVID-19 Vaccine Adjuvant Potentials of Nichi Glucan Dietary Supplement From Japan

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ß– glucan produced by AFO-202 strain of black yeast Aureobasidium Pullulans (Nichi Glucan), having immune enhancement potentials through all major pathways, has been recommended worth clinical studies for validation as a vaccine adjuvant in COVID-19 (https://doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2021.1880210). Pathogens entering through nasal or oral route are tackled by mucosal immunity and antibodies in saliva and once inside the body by innate and adaptive immune systems and the trained immunity (TRIM). Nichi Glucan may have beneficial effects through all the above, describes the scientific publication journal associated with the International Society of Vaccines.

Nichi Glucan as vaccine adjuvant: Adjuvants are agents that supplement vaccines by enhancing or stabilizing them. Nichi glucan with immunomodulating potential is considered more advantageous as it’s vaccine adjuvant efficacy against Avian influenza (H5N1, H5N2) have been reported (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21532325/), has a safety track record of consumption as a food supplement in Japan since 1996 and

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HEALTH

Covid-19 vaccine rollout for ages 12 to 15 is ‘better than expected,’ health officials say

“As we’ve seen this new age category, from 12 to 15, it’s brought renewed hope. Many of the people who I know that work the various vaccine clinics, they’ve told me it felt like December when we were giving those first shots,” Costello told CNN on Tuesday. “People are so hopeful.”

“In less than one week, we have vaccinated more than 600,000 12- to 15-year-olds,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House briefing on Tuesday.

About 3.5 million children ages 12 to 17 have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine so far, according to the latest CDC data.

Walensky said that her own son was one of them.

‘A pretty brisk demand’

Both CVS and Walgreens pharmacies confirmed to CNN via email on Tuesday that their retail outlets are continuing to vaccinate adolescents ages 12 to 15, but neither company provided data on how many

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The Latest: Connecticut data show COVID-19 vaccine effective | World News

HARTFORD, Conn. — Of the more than 1.4 million Connecticut residents who are now fully vaccinated, 242 later became infected with COVID-19, according to data released Friday from the state Department of Public Health.

Among the 242 so-called “vaccine breakthrough cases,” 109 people had no symptoms of the disease. DPH reported three deaths among vaccinated individuals who were confirmed to have had underlying medical conditions. They were between the ages of 55-64, 65-74, and 75 years and older.

Nationally, there have been 132 vaccine breakthrough deaths, DPH said.

“The main takeaway is that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective and cases of infection after a person is fully vaccinated are very rare,” Dr. Deidre Gifford, the state’s acting public health commissioner, said in a statement. Cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated individuals in Connecticut is less than 0.1%, according to the DPH data.

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THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— Pressure rises on

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HEALTH

Covid-19: Sale of AstraZeneca vaccine to AU concluded – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize


Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

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  • Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the full purchase amount for the AstraZeneca vaccines was received Monday last week.
  • About a million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were sold to the African Union by South Africa. 
  • Mkhize says the first batch of vaccines that is being delivered will benefit nine member states.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the sale of the one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the African Union (AU) has been concluded. 

In a statement on Sunday, Mkhize said the department had in the past weeks ensured that all member states identified by the AU vaccine acquisition team as recipients were compliant and had obtained regulatory approvals, permits and licenses to roll out the jabs in their countries. 

Mkhize said the full purchase amount was received by the department last Monday.

“The AU and South African teams then ensured

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HEALTH

Western Cape health department to investigate allegations of vaccine queue jumping


Dr Jarrod Zamparini receives a vaccine.

  • The Western Cape Department of Health has been instructed to investigate
    cases of people posing as healthcare workers to receive vaccines.
  • This follows a report that family members of doctors were posing as
    healthcare workers or receiving vaccines even though they were only
    administrative staff.
  • As a security measure, the department is requesting everyone to produce
    proof that they are healthcare workers before being vaccinated.

The Western Cape Department of Health will be investigating allegations
that some people have skipped the queue for their Covid-19 vaccine, after
posing as healthcare workers.

According to a report by IOL, some doctors have allowed their
family members to pose as healthcare workers to fast track their vaccination.

The incidents reportedly occurred at Groote Schuur Hospital, with some
people presenting fake documentation, or only working in administrative roles.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said he has asked

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HEALTH

COVID-19: All the new categories that can receive vaccine in Dubai

A client at the One Central Vaccination Centre in Dubai.
Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Dubai: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has expanded the categories targeted within the vaccination programme in the emirate.

The announcement was made on March 2, 2021.

According to the new announcement, the following categories can book an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine at a DHA Centre:

2. Dubai residence visa holders within the ‘People of determination’ category

3. All Dubai residence visa holders who are above the age of 40.

4. Dubai residence visa holders who suffer from chronic diseases

5. Elderly residents who are 60 years and above and live in Dubai. According to the announcement, elderly residents aged 60 and above with a valid visa issued in any Emirate can register for an appointment, provided they can prove that they are residing in Dubai.

6. GCC country nationals who carry an Emirates ID.

The

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