COVID-19 Vaccines

14 states reporting spike in Covid-19 cases asked to be on alert by Centre

In a virtual review meeting, the low level of Covid-19 testing was highlighted as also the drop in RTPCR share. 

published on : 28th June 2022

NTAGI sub panel recommends reducing Covid booster dose gap to six months

The panel members found a lack of uniformity in results upon mixing of jabs for booster shots and stated that no recommendation for it can be made as of now.

published on : 16th June 2022

Indian Council of Medical Research sets rules for using drones in healthcare

The guide that adheres to the new Drone Rules 2021 will help avoid confusion as the usage of drones is new in the healthcare system.

published on : 2nd June 2022

Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech cut COVID vaccine prices for private hospitals to Rs 225

The Union Health Ministry on Friday announced that those above the age of 18 years who have completed nine months after the administration of the second dose will be eligible for the precaution dose.

published on : 9th April 2022

Biological E Ltd to get mRNA technology from WHO to produce COVID-19 vaccines

A press release from BE Limited said the WHO's Advisory Committee on Vaccine Product Development (ACPDV) selected the firm after examining a number of proposals from India.

published on : 4th April 2022

Decision on mixing and matching of booster dose of Covid vaccines will be based on science: Government

On the Corbevax vaccine, VK Paul said it will find a way into the national vaccination programme as an order has been placed and delivered for a certain quantity.

published on : 3rd March 2022

Sputnik V Covid vaccine shows higher Omicron-specific antibodies than Pfizer: Study

The joint Russian-Italian study compared the blood serum samples of people taken three to six months after the second dose of the two vaccines.

published on : 21st January 2022

COVID-19 vaccine for children expected in Karnataka next week; state achieves 89% coverage in first dose

Karnataka has already administered about 6.75 crore vaccine doses and the state has now streamlined the entire process, says the health minister.

published on : 9th November 2021

India committed to supplying COVID vaccines to other nations; exports to begin by year end

The official, however, added that the supply of vaccines to other nations will have to be balanced against the country's vaccination program.

published on : 26th October 2021

Vaccines - Not So Cool!

In India, it is not so cool. Reference is to the acute shortage of a cold chain for an effective COVID vaccination drive in India.

published on : 8th October 2021

Biden appreciated India's decision to resume COVID vaccine exports: MEA

Biden hosted PM Modi at the Oval Office in the White House for the first in-person bilateral meeting

published on : 25th September 2021

Covid vaccines donated by India for peacekeepers exhausted: UN spokesperson

India, one of the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, had gifted 2,00,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for UN peacekeepers across all UN missions.

published on : 18th September 2021

COVID-19 vaccines effective at reducing severe illness, hospitalisation: Lancet study

Researchers also found that the odds of experiencing long COVID -- illness lasting 28 days or more after a positive test -- were reduced to half for people who received two vaccines doses.

published on : 2nd September 2021

COVID-19: Those unvaccinated in Assam will be deprived of government facilities in future

Block Level Officers (BLOs), village headmen and ASHA workers will compile data about those eligible for vaccination and prepare a list.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Mamata highlights COVID-19 vaccine shortage in Bengal, says state needs 14 crore more doses

Banerjee stated that in accordance with the number of vaccine doses received by the Bengal government from the Centre, "the state has administered 4 crore vaccine doses till Tuesday with 0 wastage".

published on : 1st September 2021
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