Booster shots

1,12,575 get Covid vaccine booster doses on Day 1 in Andhra Pradesh

The number was expected to increase further as the details were being uploaded to the CoWin portal till late evening.

published on : 11th January 2022

Booster dose opens new doors for cyber criminals

The fraudsters convince the people that they need to schedule a date for the booster dose, and ask them to share the OTP sent on their mobile for confirmation. 

published on : 6th January 2022

No decision yet on whether precautionary Covid jab will be same or a different vaccine: Centre

In August this year, the DCGI  had approved a proposal by the CMC, Vellore to study the mixing of Covid vaccines Covaxin and Covishield in 300 volunteers but its results are yet to come out.

published on : 30th December 2021

Covid-19 vaccination: Telangana to jab 22.78 lakh adoloscents

According to the government, approximately 33 lakh vaccines are currently available in the State and they do not foresee any kind of shortage. 

published on : 28th December 2021

Only Covaxin for 15-18 year olds for now; precaution doses after 39 weeks of second Covid jab

Though the government document did not clarify on the type of vaccine to be available as the third dose for beneficiaries, officials said that it will be the same vaccine as the two doses before.

published on : 27th December 2021

Booster dose should be of same vaccination brand: Experts in Karnataka

Research shows crossover vaccines are more effective, but no local supportive data; State awaiting directions from the Centre

published on : 27th December 2021

Meeting this week to discuss Covid booster shots

Sources in the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation said the panel is meeting this week to deliberate on additional shots of Covid-19

published on : 23rd December 2021

Scramble for booster vaccines as UK races to tackle Omicron

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned of a "tidal wave" of the highly transmissible variant on its way as he issued an urgent televised address.

published on : 13th December 2021

No consensus in panel on Covid-19 booster shot due to gaps in post vaccination data

It was earlier hinted that the committee would advise the government on allowing additional shots for the vulnerable population apart from vaccination for adolescents and kids.

published on : 8th December 2021

Booster dose of six Covid vaccines safe, increases immunity: Lancet study

The vaccines studied were AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Novavax, Janssen, Moderna, Valneva, and Curevac.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Omicron coronavirus variant found in multiple US states, New York most affected

Tests showed the omicron variant had infected at least five people in the New York City metropolitan area, plus a man from Minnesota who had attended an anime convention in Manhattan in late November.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Omicron threat: Karnataka CM to fly to Delhi to discuss Covid booster dose for frontline workers

The issue of vaccinating health and frontline workers has come foreword after the new variant of Covid-19 'Omicron' is making headlines.

published on : 1st December 2021

Pfizer seeks US approval for Covid boosters for ages 16-17 amid Omicron concerns

Experts are concerned that the pattern of mutations detected on the Omicron variant will mean that the protection generated by the current generation of vaccines may take a partial hit.

published on : 1st December 2021

EU starts evaluation for J&J Covid vaccine booster 

Two other booster shots with vaccines made by Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna have already been approved for use in the EU.

published on : 22nd November 2021

Experts may decide next week on COVID booster shots

Studies have also shown that the existing Covid vaccines, though potent, are far from being perfect and while they reduce the risks of hospitalisation and severe disease, they do not eliminate them. 

published on : 20th November 2021
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