Coronavirus Surveillance Ordinance – Federal Republic of Germany 2021

Laboratories and the facilities mentioned in Section 23 (3) sentence 1 of the Infection Protection Act that examine test material and isolates of pathogens in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and carry out full genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the Federal Republic of Germany (investigative bodies) are obliged to provide assembled full genome sequences of isolates of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 for each individual case of full genome sequencing in a form defined by the Robert Koch Institute for the purpose of monitoring the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus surveillance) in pseudonymised form to the Robert Koch Institute. 

You can arrive in England after 4am, 11/02/2022 without Covid-19 test-Changes in international travel rules

To qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England, you must have proof of full vaccination with a full course of an approved vaccine. You must have had your final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England. The day you had your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days.

WHO Technical Advisory Group Interim Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition in context of circulation of Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant – 11/01/2022

The TAG-CO-VAC considers that COVID-19 vaccines that have high impact on prevention of infection and transmission, in addition to the prevention of severe disease and death, are needed and should be developed. Until such vaccines are available, and as the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolves, the composition of current COVID-19 vaccines may need to be updated, to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide WHO-recommended levels of protection against infection and disease[4] by VOCs, including Omicron and future variants.

Indian National COVID Vaccination Program-Necessary Documentation

Keeping in view the recent global surge of COVID-19 cases, detection of Omicron variant which has been categorized as a Variant of Concern (VOC), scientific evidence, global practices and the inputs/suggestions of ‘COVID-19 Working Group of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI)’ as well as of ‘Standing Technical Scientific Committee (STSC)’ of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization [NTAGI] it has now been decided to further refine the scientific prioritization & coverage of COVID-19 vaccination

PM’s address to the Nation, announces Covid booster doses, vaccination for kids-25/12/2021

15 साल से 18 साल की आयु के बीच के जो बच्चे हैं, अब उनके लिए देश में वैक्सीनेशन प्रारंभ होगा। 2022 में, 3 जनवरी को, सोमवार के दिन से इसकी शुरुआत की जाएगी। ये फैसला, कोरोना के खिलाफ देश की लड़ाई को तो मजबूत करेगा ही, स्कूल-कॉलेजों में जा रहे हमारे बच्चों की, और उनके माता-पिता की चिंता भी कम करेगा।

Frequently Asked Questions on SARS-CoV-2 Variant-Omicron-3/12/2021

on Spike gene may decrease the efficacy of existing vaccines. However, vaccine protection is also by antibodies as well as by cellular immunity, which is expected to be relatively better preserved. Hence vaccines are expected to still offer protection against severe disease and, vaccination with the available vaccines is crucial. If eligible, but not vaccinated, one should get vaccinated.

Mandatory vaccination or using force violates Fundamental Rights: Meghalaya High Court-23/06/2021

In the “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) on COVID-19 vaccine prepared and uploaded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in its official website, the question which appears under serial number 3 reads, “Is it mandatory to take the vaccine?” The “potential response”, which is provided in the official website reads, “Vaccination for COVID-19 is voluntary. However, it is advisable to receive the complete schedule of COVID-19 vaccine for protecting oneself against this disease and also to limit the spread of this disease to the close contacts including family members, friends, relatives and co-workers.”

Targets for Global COVID-⁠19 Summit-USA- 22/11/2021

We invite all Global COVID-19 Summit participants to join us in aligning around the global targets and taking the associated required actions to end the COVID-19 pandemic and build back better. These global targets and associated actions by governments, international institutions, and the private sector are drawn from those targets set out by the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on COVID-19, the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT)-Accelerator, the G20, the G7, and members of multiple expert commissions.

Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees-Executive Order -09/09/2021

Each agency shall implement, to the extent consistent with applicable law, a program to require COVID-19 vaccination for all of its Federal employees, with exceptions only as required by law.  The Task Force shall issue guidance within 7 days of the date of this order on agency implementation of this requirement for all agencies covered by this order.

Death due to COVID-19 vaccination in India

The number of deaths reported following COVID-19 vaccination in the country is only 0.0002% of 23.5 crore doses administered which is within the expected death rates in a population. In a population, deaths occur at a certain rate.