Covid vaccine

Three COVID vaccine shots protect children under five years of age: Pfizer

It aims to give tots an even lower dose - just one-tenth of the amount adults receive - but discovered during its trial that two shots didn't seem quite strong enough for preschoolers.

published on : 23rd May 2022

Kids to get second dose at schools, PHCs

Move aimed at improving low vaccination coverage among the age group 12 to 17 years.

published on : 16th May 2022

CCMB's mRNA COVID vaccine more effective against variants

Since India lacked mRNA vaccine technology, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has indigenously developed a better version of the mRNA vaccine.

published on : 14th May 2022

Covid-19 cases dip in Tiruchy and so has interest to take vaccine

Mobile team workers said the Corporation might have to consider launching a major awareness campaign to convince residents about the need for taking the vaccine.  

published on : 14th May 2022

Trade body welcomes relaxing of Covid booster dose

Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) had written to State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar requesting the same.

published on : 13th May 2022

Combination vaccine a boon for children, parents

According to the immunisation schedule of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, children need to take the DTP-IPV-Hib-HepB vaccines at the age of six, ten and 14 weeks.

published on : 11th May 2022

Ernakulam district way behind child COVID vaccination target, health department plans camps

The multiple waves and re-infections among the vaccinated people have acted as a demotivating factor for vaccinating children as well as taking preventive doses.

published on : 9th May 2022

Cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India crosses 190 crore 

On April 10, India began administering precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccines to people aged above 18 years at private vaccination centres.

published on : 7th May 2022

India reports 3205 new Covid cases, 31 fatalities 

An increase of 372 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload which now stands at 19,509, according to the data.

published on : 4th May 2022

Court cannot sit in judgement of leading scientific analysis on safety of paediatric vaccination:SC

The Union of India contended that paediatric vaccination is advised by global agencies such as the WHO, UNICEF, and the CDC.

published on : 3rd May 2022

SII lowers each dose of Covovax jab from Rs 900 to Rs 225 excluding taxes

In addition, a private hospital can charge up to Rs 150 as service charge for Covovax. Also, at private centres a dose of Covaxin costs Rs 386, including GST, while Corbevax costs Rs 990.

published on : 3rd May 2022

SII's COVID vaccine Covovax now available for 12-17 age group at private centres

Children aged 12 to 17 years can now get the Serum Institute's coronavirus vaccine Covovax at private centres with a provision for it being made on the CoWIN portal.

published on : 2nd May 2022

Vaccines for kids below 12 years soon? Covid-19 working group of NTAGI to review data

According to officials, the need for vaccination for children in this age group was felt after many children in Delhi and the NCR region were infected with Covid-19 in April, soon after schools opened

published on : 2nd May 2022

Modification of COVID vaccination policy: Supreme Court asks petitioner to approach Ministry of Health

The petitioner stated that he was vaccinated with the Sputnik-V vaccine, but, since it has not been approved by the World Health Organisation, he is unable to travel abroad.

published on : 2nd May 2022

Kids aged 5-12 will be jabbed against Covid in schools

Health dept to hold spl campaigns during summer; no time to lose with 4th wave coming up

published on : 28th April 2022
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