The pilot will be tested out for delivering thousands of vaccines while keeping in mind all the safety and efficiency parameters
Bharat Biotech and Ocugen Inc have entered into a definitive agreement to co-develop, supply, and commercialise Covaxin for the US market.
With the reins of the vaccination programme back in its hands, the Centre cannot afford disorder in the procurement and supply of the jabs to the states.
The Supreme Court also noted that even the digitally literate are finding it hard to procure vaccination slots through CoWIN portal
The Centre also said that mixing vaccines is not a protocol till further update and there is no change in the schedule of the two-dose Covishield and Covaxin vaccines
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also said the city currently has around 944 cases of mucormycosis or black fungus, including 300 at the central government-run hospitals
As soon as Pfizer indicated vaccine availability, the central government and the company are working together for the earliest possible import of the vaccine, VK Paul said
The Union Health Ministry urged the states and UTs to make complete use of the available flexibilities on CoWIN to enhance the pace of vaccination drive
The Government of India has so far provided more than 21.89 crore vaccine doses to states and Union Territories, the health ministry said
If the NEGVAC decides favourably to start the door- to-door drive, then the same shall be implemented without waiting for the court's order, the bench said