Decision of increasing COVISHIELD dose interval based on the fundamental scientific reason regarding behaviour of adenovector vaccines

Myths vs. Facts on COVID 19 Vaccination Record of Minutes of meetings of COVID-19 Working Group and Standing Technical Sub-Committee (STSC) of NTAGI clearly show that recommended 12-16 weeks dosing interval for COVISHIELD was unanimous with no dissent from any member Delhi 16 JUN 2021 There have been some media[Read More…]

There have been some social media posts regarding composition of the COVAXIN vaccine where it has been suggested that COVAXIN vaccine contains the newborn calf serum.

Myths vs. Facts on COVID Vaccine Delhi 16 JUN 2021 Facts have been twisted and misrepresented in these posts. Newborn Calf Serum is used only for preparation/ growth of vero cells. Different kinds of bovine and other animal serum are standard enrichment ingredient used globally for vero cell growth. Vero[Read More…]

Decision to increase gap between COVISHIELD doses taken on scientific evidence in a transparent manner- NTAGI Chair Dr N K Arora

“No dissent among NTAGI members regarding the decision” “India has a robust mechanism to look at other ongoing scientific evidence” Decisions taken scientifically, giving paramount importance to health and protection of the community: Dr N K Arora Delhi 16 JUN 2021 Chairman of India’s COVID-19 Working Group of the National[Read More…]

Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genetics Consortium (INSACOG) sequencing has helped in detection of Variants of Concerns (VOCs) in real time and data has been shared with relevant States/UTs

Myths vs Facts Delhi 15 JUN 2021 There have been some media reports alleging low quantum of sequencing in the country and the significant lags between sample collection and sequence submission into the database for pattern detection and actionable alerts to governments. It is clarified that a sampling strategy is[Read More…]


Any death or hospitalization following vaccination cannot be automatically assumed to be due to vaccination

COVID19 Vaccination: Myths Vs. Facts Causality assessments help to understand whether the “Adverse Event Following Immunization” was caused directly due to vaccine, and are conducted at State and national level for the investigated cases Delhi 15 JUN 2021 There have been some media reports suggesting an increase in the cases[Read More…]

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