COVID-19 Vaccines

No request received from Pakistan for coronavirus vaccines: MEA

So far, India has sent consignments of coronavirus vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Mauritius and Seychelles.

published on : 23rd January 2021

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy 39 per cent in Delhi-NCR: Survey

The government launched the world's biggest vaccination drive on January 16 to protect people from COVID-19.

published on : 21st January 2021

Probe ordered to find out how 1,000 doses of COVID vaccine got frozen, wasted in Assam

National Health Mission Director in Assam, Dr S Lakshmanan, said that show-cause notices have been issued to those responsible for storing and supplying the vaccine.

published on : 20th January 2021

Government doctors association in Karnataka wants choice to pick COVID-19 vaccine

State Health Minister K Sudhakar, meanwhile, dismissed as "far from truth" reports that there was hesitation among some sections to take the vaccine.

published on : 20th January 2021

India to export vaccines soon? Modi government meets amid increasing requests from other countries for supply of COVID-19 jabs

The issue was discussed extensively at the virtual meeting attended by representatives from various ministries and agencies, including the Department of Pharmaceuticals and MEA.

published on : 19th January 2021

Irresponsible statements of vested interests: Experts slams critics of India's approval process for COVID vaccines

India had recently approved two vaccines, Oxford-Astra Zeneca's Covishield being manufactured by Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, for emergency-use authorisation.

published on : 15th January 2021

COVID-19 vaccines interchangeability not allowed, Pregnant, lactating women should not be administered shots: Centre to states

In a letter to all states and Union territories, the Health Ministry highlighted that under the emergency use authorisation, coronavirus vaccination is indicated only for 18 years and above.

published on : 15th January 2021

Gyawali-Jaishankar summit: Vaccine, border to figure in India-Nepal talks

The Nepalese foreign minister will meet Jaishankar on Friday after which he will co-chair the meeting of the India-Nepal joint commission.

published on : 15th January 2021

Going big: US dispensing COVID-19 jabs at stadiums and fairgrounds

After a frustratingly slow rollout involving primarily health care workers and nursing home residents, states are moving on to the next phase before the first one is complete.

published on : 12th January 2021

COVID-19 vaccine transport from SII to start on January 11 or 12: Sources

The vaccine-laden trucks will move out from Manjari location of the SII with elaborate police security.

published on : 11th January 2021

Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines

One outspoken foe of abortion based in Dallas, Southern Baptist megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, has called the vaccines a “present from God."

published on : 11th January 2021

COVID-19: French vaccine rollout slowed by red tape, focus on elderly

Elders are perhaps the toughest group to start with, because of the need for informed consent and difficulties explaining the complex science of fast-tracked vaccines.

published on : 10th January 2021

Will be able to vaccinate entire population soon against COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan

India, he said, has done extremely well in developing vaccines in the shortest possible time, and presently two vaccines have been given emergency use authorisation.

published on : 8th January 2021

COVID-19: Karnataka to receive 13.9 lakh vials of vaccine in a day or two

So far, 6.30 lakh healthcare workers in the state have registered for the vaccine from both the private and government sector, with more than 1 lakh workers from Bengaluru alone

published on : 8th January 2021

COVID-19: US Governors scramble to speed vaccine effort after slow start

With frustration rising over the sluggish rollout of the vaccine, state leaders and other politicians around the U.S. are turning up the pressure, improvising and seeking to bend the rules.

published on : 7th January 2021
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