COVID 19 vaccines

COVID-19: 82 million vaccine doses have reached Africa so far, another 820 million needed

The African continent is far behind on vaccinations as richer countries keep doses for their citizens.

published on : 29th July 2021

Jharkhand urges Centre to allot 95 per cent of COVID-19 vaccines through government route

This comes close on heels of the Jharkhand government last month asserting that "artificial" tie-up of 25 per cent vaccination in private hospitals may result in many citizens missing the jabs.

published on : 20th July 2021

Disastrous to administer COVID-19 vaccines without trials, especially on kids: HC

The court was informed by the Centre that clinical trials for the vaccines for children under 18 years of age are going on and on the verge of completion and that a policy will be formed soon.

published on : 16th July 2021

Clinical trial for Covid vaccines for children on verge of completion: Centre to HC

The PIL filed on behalf of a minor sought directions for immediate vaccination of those in the 12-17 age group on the ground that there were fears a likely 3rd wave of COVID could affect them more.

published on : 16th July 2021

Vaccines for pregnant women at 35 centres in Mumbai from July 15: BMC

Pregnant women infected with COVID-19, who have been treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, can be vaccinated after 12 weeks of recovery, the civic body said.

published on : 15th July 2021

Rajasthan not getting adequate supply of Covid vaccines: State health minister

Raghu Sharma said that from June 21, the state has been completely dependent on the Centre for the availability of vaccines.

published on : 14th July 2021

Congress alleges shortage of vaccines in states, says third COVID wave may hit India 'very badly'

Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said the weekly pace of vaccinations has declined to nearly 60 percent.

published on : 14th July 2021

Vaccination drive moving at snail's pace in Bengal due to irregular supply by Centre: Official

Bengal, which has received 2.30 crore doses thus far, has vaccinated over 1.77 crore people with the first jab, and more than 62 lakh residents with both the shots, he noted.

published on : 12th July 2021

COVID-19 vaccination drive stalled in 24 districts of Odisha

The districts where vaccination will be conducted are Cuttack, Ganjam, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Sundargarh and Nabarangpur besides Bhubaneswar.

published on : 12th July 2021

Pfizer says it is time for booster dose against Covid, US govt officials say not so fast

The companies said they believe a third dose of the mRNA vaccine has the potential to preserve the highest levels of protective efficacy against all currently known variants including Delta.

published on : 9th July 2021

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines cut COVID-19 risk by 91 per cent: Study

The mRNA vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna contain genetic instructions for our cells to make the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2, which the virus uses to infect and enter the human cells.

published on : 7th July 2021

South Korea reports over 700 new coronavirus cases

Cases were also reported in most of the major cities and towns across the country, including Busan, Daejeon and the North and South Gyeongsang provinces.

published on : 5th July 2021

Month on, India yet to get doses from US under its donation plan

However, countries such as Taiwan, Pakistan and Bangladesh have got their shipment of vaccines.

published on : 5th July 2021

Over 1.5 crore unutilised vaccine doses available with states: Centre

According to the Union Health Ministry, the states will receive over 47 lakh additional doses within the next three days.

published on : 25th June 2021

Statewise distribution of vaccines transparent, media allegations baseless: Centre

Population, caseload, utilisation efficiency and wastage are some of the factors the Union Health Ministry claimed to have based its vaccine allocation on.

published on : 24th June 2021
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