covid vaccination

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they've received or how many months it's been since their last booster.

published on : 24th January 2023

Covid vaccination pace picks up as doses arrive from Haryana

The lack of vaccine doses had left public vaccination centres high and dry. Only 10 sites conducted the drive in the previous week. 

published on : 4th January 2023

Covid scare: Demand for booster vaccination rises  

Official data showed that the gradual increase in inoculations started from the past  two-three days, mostly driven by the precaution doses.

published on : 27th December 2022

China races to vaccinate elderly, but many are reluctant

Older people are put off by potential side effects of Chinese-made vaccines, for which the government hasn't announced results of testing on people in their 60s and older.

published on : 26th December 2022

Health Ministry not to procure fresh Covid vaccines; surrenders Rs 4,237 crore from vaccination budget 

The cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 219.32 crore, according to provisional reports till 7 am on Sunday.

published on : 16th October 2022

Only 20 per cent of eligible people have taken COVID precaution dose, says data

Besides, 35 per cent of the 16.80 crore population aged 60 years and above, healthcare and frontline workers have been administered the precaution dose.

published on : 30th August 2022

Chandigarh vendor offers free 'Chhole Bhature' to those taking third dose of Covid vaccine

The 45-year-old vendor, Sanjay Rana, is concerned over the complacency which has set in among the public, and says not many of those eligible for the booster shot are coming forward to get the jab.

published on : 31st July 2022

Vaccinating kids with one syringe: MP officer suspended, ‘nurse’ arrested

A criminal case has been registered against the vaccinator, who is said to be a nursing student engaged by the health department to vaccinate the children. 

published on : 29th July 2022

Centre asks all depts to organise free Covid vaccination camps at workplaces

The initiative would be implemented at government Covid-19 vaccination centres for 75 days from July 15 to September 30, 2022, said the order issued to all central government ministries/departments.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Whole nation is indebted to medical fraternity for services during pandemic: BJP Chief

Nadda said that India on July 17 crossed the historic 200 crores Covid vaccination mark as a big achievement for the country.

published on : 21st July 2022

States, UTs asked to hold special Covid vaccination camps; Centre puts emphasis on second, precaution doses for Sputnik V recipients

Being implemented in a 'mission mode', this special Covid vaccination drive is part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

published on : 14th July 2022

'Free Covid precaution doses will create healthier country': PM Modi

As part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations, free precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be administered to all citizens above the age of 18 at government vaccination centres from July 15.

published on : 13th July 2022

NTAGI panel recommends use of Covid vaccines Corbevax, Covaxin for kids aged 5-12 years

However, there was no decision on introducing these vaccines in the vaccination programme.

published on : 9th July 2022

Har Ghar Dastak: 9 lakh houses visited in Delhi, only 1.75 lakh say yes to Covid booster shots

According to officials in the health wing of the Delhi government, people are avoiding getting the precaution dose as they have become careless and relaxed following the fall in cases.

published on : 8th July 2022

Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics to double as Covid vaccination centres

This is a major step toward further increasing the vaccination rate in the capital, after a door-to-door campaign.

published on : 28th June 2022

Tamil Nadu vaccinates 13.83 lakh people against COVID-19 in 30th mega inoculation drive

According to department data, TN vaccinated 13,83,573 people, of which 2,44,520 received the first dose, 10,30,753 the second dose, and 1,08,300 the booster dose.

published on : 13th June 2022

MP: Unvaccinated 90-year-old woman dies of COVID-19 in Indore

The nonagenarian was suffering from high blood pressure and other ailments for a long time, said Dr B S Saitya, the chief medical and health officer (CMHO).

published on : 10th June 2022

Assam widens frontline-worker category for Covid booster dose

The new guidelines have categorised all government employees working in various departments in the districts, headquarters and state secretariat as frontline workers (FLWs).

published on : 8th June 2022

Focus on giving precaution shot of Covid vaccine to 4.7 crore elderly under 'Har Ghar Dastak 2.0'

Of the estimated 13.75 crore senior citizens in the country, 11.91 crore have been administered both the doses of Covid vaccine till June 3.

published on : 5th June 2022

Government plans to repurpose CoWIN for its Universal Immunisation Programme

The Universal Immunisation Programme is one of the largest vaccination projects in the world aimed at protecting children and pregnant mothers from preventable diseases.

published on : 27th May 2022
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