#Coronavirus Vaccine

India has administered more than 130 million vaccine doses and is running the world's biggest vaccination drive. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The number of COVID jabs administered crossed the one billion mark across the globe on Sunday
  • Though, vaccine drives are running in high speed, there are questions about how long will it provide protection from the virus
  • Researchers are studying about when do individuals become vulnerable to the virus after the second shot

India recently approved the Russian vaccine Sputnik V for emergency use across the country. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • India is running world's biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive
  • The Indian government is vaccinating its people for free in central government run units
  • A lot of state governments have announced to inoculate people free of cost as well

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Vice President Kamala Harris watches as physician Linval Matthews, left, administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Washington. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The study will help in assessing the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate in the younger age population
  • According to the US health authorities, fewer children have contracted COVID-19 compared to adults
  • Until now, 17.8 million adults in the United States have received Moderna vaccine

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PM Narendra Modi received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • "This has set a powerful example for all Indians to follow," Bharat Biotech's chairman said
  • After taking the vaccine, Modi appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated
  • Covaxin is India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech

.Accra, Ghana
"It is important that I set the example that this vaccine is safe," Ghana's president said. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Nana Akufo-Addo)

  • The first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo also received a vaccine shot
  • Ghana's food and drug authority last month authorised Covax
  • Ghana has recorded 84,023 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar addressing a briefing in New Delhi. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI02_24_2021_000090B)

  • Opposition leaders had questioned his decision to not get vaccinated in the first phase
  • Modi ji had clearly said that our COVID warriors would be vaccinated first: Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • We ministers have decided to avail paid vaccination facility: Prasad

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Sister Niveda inoculated PM Narendra Modi at AIIMS on Monday
  • Modi will be given the second dose of vaccine in 28 days, she said
  • "Oh it’s done, I did not even feel it," Modi said after receiving the vaccine

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COVID-19 help desk at LNJP Hospital in New Delhi, Saturday. (PTI Photo)

  • The second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive started on Monday
  • The registration opened at 9 am on Monday at www.cowin.gov.in
  • A person above 45 and suffering from a serious cardiovascular ailment, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, or AIDS are eligible to get vaccine

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A medic administers the first dose of COVID vaccine to a frontline worker in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

  • People above 60 years of age will be vaccinated from March 1
  • The health ministry has made registration mandatory  
  • Prime Minister Modi also took his first dose of vaccine against COVID-19

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The government of India has supplied two COVID-19 vaccines to states and UTs. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Registration for the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive has opened at 9 am on March 1
  • Citizens can now book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere
  • People above 60 years and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities will receive vaccination in the phase