COVID vaccines

UK eases rules for vaccinated travellers, some benefit for India-UK route

From October 4, the current traffic light system of red, amber and green countries based on levels of COVID-19 risk will be scrapped and replaced with one red list only.

published on : 17th September 2021

Telangana achieves milestone of administering 2 crore doses

So far, the State has administered 1.45 crore first doses and 55 lakh second doses.

published on : 16th September 2021

EU pledges 200 million more COVID vaccine doses to Africa

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the new donation to be fully delivered by the middle of next year comes on top of 250 million already pledged.

published on : 15th September 2021

Number of people who got at least one COVID jab in India highest in world: Health Ministry

Also, till September, 52.5 per cent of the total doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered to men, 47.5 per cent to women and approximately 0.02 per cent to 'Other' gender.

published on : 14th September 2021

COVID vaccines effective enough, no need for third booster jab: Lancet report

The new report by scientists, including from the WHO, concluded that even with the threat of Delta, "booster doses for the general population are not appropriate at this stage in the pandemic".

published on : 13th September 2021

UK medical officers give nod for COVID vaccines for children aged 12 to 15

The medical officers said their recommendation to the government was made after considering "what effect this will have on transmission in schools and effects on education".

published on : 13th September 2021

COVID vaccines for children below 12 years in US could be available by October end

Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on the CBS show 'Face the Nation' that 'in a best-case scenario,' the Pfizer vaccine could be ready by October 31 for younger children.

published on : 13th September 2021

Over 74 crore COVID jabs administered in India; all adults in six states, UTs got first dose

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase.

published on : 12th September 2021

Finland's coronavirus curbs to end once 80 per cent vaccinated

The EU's most sparsely populated nation, Finland has maintained some of the bloc's lowest levels of infection throughout the pandemic.

published on : 6th September 2021

Efficacies vary but all COVID-19 vaccines effective: Experts

There is no need to check the antibody levels post-taking the vaccine as some vaccines evoke T-cell immunity (long-term memory of the immune response), says Dr. Subrata Das.

published on : 6th September 2021

Over half of India's adult population received at least 1 dose of Covid vaccine: Government

In Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Himachal Pradesh all the adult population have got at least one dose of vaccine, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said.

published on : 2nd September 2021

DCGI gives nod for phase 2/3 trials of Biological E's Covid vaccine on those aged between 5 & 18

So far only Zydus Cadila's needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D has received Emergency Use Authorisation to be administered in the age group of under 18 years in the country.

published on : 1st September 2021

Venkaiah Naidu takes initiative to get more Covid vaccine doses for Karnataka

The Centre has agreed to provide more Covid vaccines to Karnataka after Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu spoke to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday.

published on : 25th August 2021

Greece sets new restrictions for unvaccinated, ends free testing

The cost of the rapid tests will be set at 10 euros, a considerable amount for a country where the gross minimum wage is 650 euros.  ​

published on : 24th August 2021

4,000 get inoculated in 4 days, drive-in vaccination camp turns a massive hit in Thiruvananthapuram

In the camp, there are different counters and help desks provided for the people for vaccination.

published on : 23rd August 2021
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