Booster vaccine

Dr Reddy’s universal booster jab on the cards

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has begun working on Sputnik Light vaccine, which is designed to work with all anti-Covid vaccines  including Covishield and Covaxin.

published on : 20th May 2022

Covid booster shot cost drops, yet only few takers

“Since many private hospitals are awaiting refund instead of additional vaccines, they have no choice but to pass on the cost to patients,” Rajashekar said. 

published on : 13th April 2022

'Booster matters for elders, those with co-morbidities': Top virologist bats for third dose

Dr Kang said beyond six months of getting jabbed, protection falls rapidly and a booster dose after that can provide 80 per cent protection against severe disease.

published on : 30th January 2022

Indonesia starts COVID boosters for elderly, others at risk

The government hopes to provide 21 million booster shots in January to people who received their second jabs at least six months ago. 

published on : 12th January 2022

Booster dose gives high levels of protection against infections from Omicron in older adults: UK study

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) analysis showed that around three months after the third jab, protection against hospitalisation among those aged 65 and over remains at about 90 per cent.

published on : 9th January 2022

Telangana to vaccinate 22.7 lakh young adults

Online registration is mandatory in the GHMC and 12 other municipal corporations. Vaccination at government hospitals is free of cost, while private hospitals are permitted to charge Rs 1,400 per dose

published on : 3rd January 2022

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

Pfizer asks FDA to greenlight COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

The current rules: People who initially received Pfizer or Moderna vaccinations are eligible for a booster six months later if they’re 65 or older, or are at high risk of COVID-19.

published on : 10th November 2021

India lacks data to push for booster vaccine doses

Experts say no clarity on who needs it and when, no data on waning immunity, deaths

published on : 4th November 2021

EU regulator OKs Pfizer vaccine booster for 18 and older

The European Medicines Agency said the booster doses “may be considered at least 6 months after the second dose for people aged 18 years and older."

published on : 5th October 2021