Covid 19 Vaccine

FDA says Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine looks effective for young kids

If the FDA authorises the shots, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will make additional recommendations on who should receive them the first week of November.

published on : 23rd October 2021

Centre asks States, UTs to focus on second Covid vaccine dose coverage

The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive has exceeded 99 crore.

published on : 19th October 2021

India records lowest rise in daily Covid cases in 231 days; 164 deaths in 24 hours

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 25 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 114 consecutive days now.

published on : 19th October 2021

'Can't cut corners': WHO seeks more data on Covaxin before decision on emergency use listing

The agency said that when the information provided addresses all questions raised, the WHO and the technical advisory group will complete the assessment and come to a final recommendation 

published on : 18th October 2021

European Union says exports of COVID-19 vaccines now top 1 billion mark 

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations, making the 27-member bloc the largest exporter of the vaccines in the world.

published on : 18th October 2021

Steady Covid vaccination pace among reasons behind low daily cases in Delhi, say experts

Over 1.95 vaccine doses have been administered in the national capital so far, with over 68.04 lakh being second doses, according to official figures.

published on : 16th October 2021

Over 100 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre 

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Centre has been supporting the states and UTs by providing them COVID-19 vaccines free of cost.

published on : 15th October 2021

Over 30 countries including UK recognise India's Covid vaccine certificate: Sources

WHO has approved seven vaccine so far -- Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Covishield (an Oxford-AstraZeneca formulation) and China's Sinopharm and Sinovac.

published on : 15th October 2021

Active Covid-19 cases in India lowest in 216 days; 16,862 new cases in last 24 hours

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 21 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 110 consecutive days now.

published on : 15th October 2021

Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur becomes India's first fully Covid vaccinated district

The district's Deputy Commissioner, Abid Hussain Sadiq, said 'Kinnaur is the first district across India to achieve this feat. We've achieved our target of vaccinating eligible population'.

published on : 15th October 2021

Over 97.79 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

Over 8.43 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, Union Health Ministry said.

published on : 13th October 2021

Reluctant tribals in Kodagu coaxed to take COVID vaccine, only handful yet to be inoculated

A video shot at the Chennangi Haadi in Virajpet shows an ASHA worker patiently asking a tribal girl to take the vaccine and explaining to her that no one will give injections to kill

published on : 12th October 2021

'Lack of vaccine applicators delaying ZyCoV-D launch', say government officials

The Ahmedabad-based company had projected the vaccine as a painless vaccine that has to be administered in three doses.

published on : 12th October 2021

Govt allows export of Russian COVID vaccine Sputnik Light manufactured in India by Hetero Biopharma

Sputnik Light is the same as component-1 of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V which is being used in India's anti-COVID inoculation programme after getting emergency use authorisation.

published on : 10th October 2021

‘Vaccine hesitancy still a problem in remote areas’

Though no concrete data on the percentage of people choosing to forgo vaccines is available, it has been estimated that in remote and rural areas, up to 10% people may be sceptical.

published on : 9th October 2021
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