Odisha gets to work on Covid-19 vaccination

The move came in the wake of a direction from the Centre to prepare the database of healthcare workers in both government and private settings. 

published on : 24th October 2020

COVID-19: J&K begins flu vaccination for healthcare professionals

Healthcare workers are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 as compared to the general population, with potential threat for their health and for patients safety.

published on : 12th October 2020

Fear of contracting COVID-19 prevents parents from taking kids for vaccination

The experts on Sunday said parents should take their children for timely vaccination, especially in the first year of a child's life.

published on : 6th September 2020

Russia plans to register world's first Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday

Russia's Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev recently revealed plans to register a Covid-19 vaccine on August 12.

published on : 10th August 2020

Telangana government asks Centre to come out with guidelines on COVID-19 vaccine development

In a letter to Health Ministry, minister KT Rama Rao said , a robust procurement policy should be formulated to ensure vaccine availability and its equitable distribution.

published on : 6th August 2020

eVIN reaches 32 states & UTs, to be rolled-out soon in remaining areas: Health ministry

Health ministry said the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network aims to provide real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points.

published on : 3rd August 2020

Over 800,000 children to be vaccinated against polio in Pakistan

The plan to re-launch the anti-polio drive was made possible due to reduction of new coronavirus cases in the country, an NIH official said.

published on : 14th July 2020

Coronavirus: Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

Activists warn that without stronger attempts to hold political, pharmaceutical and health leaders accountable, vaccines will be hoarded by rich countries.

published on : 14th July 2020

PM Modi pledges USD 15 million to global vaccines alliance GAVI

If a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine is developed, Gavi will have a role in its delivery around the world.

published on : 4th June 2020

COVID-19: The vaccine race

Oxford University on Friday said the vaccine it is developing for the coronavirus has entered the second phase of human trials.

published on : 24th May 2020

UK's COVID-19 study aims to vaccinate more than 10,000

Last month, scientists at Oxford University began immunizing more than 1,000 volunteers with their vaccine candidate in a preliminary trial designed to test the shot’s safety.

published on : 22nd May 2020

Birth dose vaccinations at health facilities to continue in all zones amid COVID-19: Government

Immunization services in containment and buffer zone would involve no active mobilization to the health facility.

published on : 21st May 2020

UNICEF urges Middle East vaccination campaigns against polio, measles put on hold due to COVID-19

UNICEF says the polio campaigns are on hold in Syria, Sudan, Yemen and Iraq, while measles vaccinations are suspended in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and Djibouti.

published on : 3rd May 2020

350 per cent spike in paediatric queries amid lockdown as parents fret over delayed vaccinations

The majority of queries on the digital healthcare app came from Bengaluru, followed by Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Chennai and Mumbai.

published on : 1st May 2020

Coronavirus and the BCG vaccine

In the last week of March, a non-peer reviewed research paper, authored by four researchers connected to the University of Texas at Houston, appeared on a prominent website.

published on : 29th April 2020
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