Amid states grappling with stretched #Covid19 facilities and vaccine shortage, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh chief ministers sent SOS to the Centre regarding vaccine supply on Friday, even as more inoculation centres were shut in #Maharashtra , taking their total count to 592.
The state has witnessed more instances of Covid-19 infection among people who have received both doses of vaccine at a time the immunisation drive has progressed to the second phase.
The government has lifted the time restriction on receiving COVID-19 vaccine jabs so as to increase the pace of immunisation, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday fixed the cost of #Covid19Vaccines, set to be offered to those above 60 years and people over 45 years with specified comorbidities, at Rs 250 per shot in private hospitals and also finalised a list of 20 underlying conditions, or comorbidities
Prime Minister #NarendraModi on Monday took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS here and appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated.
To spread the message among the frontline workers to take the #COVID19 jab without hesitation, a police constable dressed up as #Yamraj, the God of death, on February 11 got himself vaccinated at a government hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Indore.
Scientists at the ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV) and Bharat Biotech have found that #Covaxin has similar efficacy against both the UK and variant of coronavirus prevalent in India.
Following a study of genomes of various variants of Covid-19 virus from over 2 lakh samples, scientists have predicted that the persistence of pandemic may lead to the emergence of newer regional strains with improved fitness.
India took only 6 days to administer one million #COVID19Vaccine doses, a count which is higher than that of countries like the US and the UK, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday as the number of beneficiaries who have received the anti-coronavirus shots inched close to 16 lakh.
'Closely monitor adverse events': Indian experts as 23 elderly people die after Covid shots in Norway
As 29 elderly people died in Norway after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, experts in India underlined the need to closely monitor adverse events on a day when a massive vaccination drive against coronavirus kicked off in the country.
Hailing the role of scientists and doctors in developing the coronavirus vaccine, #PMModi said, "All scientists and those in the medicine fraternity deserve congratulations who kept working tirelessly to make the vaccine. They didn’t see day or night, or festivals.
India rolled out the world’s biggest vaccination programme on Jan 16th by vaccinating over three lakh healthcare workers against Covid-19, which brought the entire country, and the world, to a halt for much of last year.