• Covishield And Covaxin Now Recognised By 96 Countries, Says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

    Mandaviya informed that over 109 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far across the country.
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    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed on Tuesday that indigenous Covid-19 vaccines – Covaxin and Covishield – has now been recognised in 96 countries and have received emergency use listing (EUL) from the World Health Orgnisation (WHO).


    Mandaviya said, "WHO has included eight vaccines in EUL so far. We are happy two out of these are Indian vaccines -- Covaxin and Covishield. Ninety-six countries of the world have recognised both these vaccines.”

    The 96 countries include Canada, US, Australia, Spain, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Nigeria and Switzerland.


    The health minister further informed that over 109 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far across the country.


    Talking about Centre’s “Har Ghar Dastak” mega vaccination campaign, Mandaviya said, "Healthcare workers are going to all houses to carry out the vaccination drive."


    The minister also said that the central government is in continuous communication with the rest of the world so that beneficiaries of the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination programme are accepted and recognised, which will ease travel for education, business and tourism purposes.


    He asserted that the health ministry along with foreign ministry is making all efforts with all countries for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates for hassle-free international travel.

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