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  • COVID-19 vaccine | Over 206 crore doses administered in India so far Aug 06, 2022 09:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | Over 206 crore doses administered in India so far

    Those aged 60 years and above have so far been administered 3.44 crore precaution doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

  • Macau begins 11th round of mass testing in worst COVID outbreak Jul 18, 2022 08:27 AM IST

    Macau begins 11th round of mass testing in worst COVID outbreak

    Despite a steady fall in infections that saw just 27 new cases reported on Sunday, authorities said the city’s more than 600,000 residents must stay home, with all non-essential businesses shut, until Friday.

  • Health minister stresses on surveillance and genome sequencing as COVID-19 cases mount Jun 23, 2022 07:26 PM IST

    Health minister stresses on surveillance and genome sequencing as COVID-19 cases mount

    The review meeting came on a day India reported 13,313 new infections in a day and active cases went past 83,000

  • Centre flags falling COVID vaccination numbers in some states; announces campaign to raise vaccine uptake May 20, 2022 03:06 PM IST

    Centre flags falling COVID vaccination numbers in some states; announces campaign to raise vaccine uptake

    The ministry has announced that a two-month-long “Har Ghar Dastak 2.0” campaign will be launched in June to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccination coverage and saturate all eligible beneficiaries.

  • COVID-19 shots may be required on an annual basis in the future: USFDA May 05, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    COVID-19 shots may be required on an annual basis in the future: USFDA

    They also opined that the virus will likely circulate globally, with other prevalent respiratory viruses like influenza. It was also stated by them that this scenario almost certainly necessitates the same level of annual consideration for vaccine composition revisions.

  • COVID-19 | Over 1.42 lakh precaution doses given in India Apr 16, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Over 1.42 lakh precaution doses given in India

    More than 2.42 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the 12-14 years age group so far. Over 2.52 crore precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and to those aged 60 and above so far.

  • FDA okays another Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 booster for beneficiaries aged 50 years and up Mar 29, 2022 08:43 PM IST

    FDA okays another Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 booster for beneficiaries aged 50 years and up

    The Food and Drug Administration's decision opens a fourth dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to those people at least four months after their previous booster.

  • COVID-19 | Centre releases guidelines for vaccination of children aged 12-14 years Mar 15, 2022 04:46 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Centre releases guidelines for vaccination of children aged 12-14 years

    As per the Centre’s guidelines, only Biological E’s Corbevax coronavirus vaccine will be administered to the beneficiaries in this age group. Two doses of the intramuscular vaccine would be administered to kids aged 12 to 14 years at an interval of 28 days.

  • New COVID-19 cases hover below 10k mark for fifth day in a row; active infections under 70k Mar 04, 2022 09:48 AM IST

    New COVID-19 cases hover below 10k mark for fifth day in a row; active infections under 70k

    Bihar and Meghalaya were the only two states to report a nominal rise in active coronavirus infections

  • COVID-19 update | Over 177.67 crore vaccine doses administered in India till now Feb 28, 2022 09:56 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Over 177.67 crore vaccine doses administered in India till now

    Over 2 crore precaution doses have been given to healthcare and frontline workers and comorbid people aged 60 and above.

  • Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine does administered in India cross 175.78 crore Feb 21, 2022 09:33 PM IST

    Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine does administered in India cross 175.78 crore

    More than 1.91 crore (1,91,45,905) precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities so far.

  • CDC Isn’t Publishing Large Portions of the COVID-19 Data It Collects Feb 21, 2022 07:01 PM IST

    CDC Isn’t Publishing Large Portions of the COVID-19 Data It Collects

    When the CDC published the first significant data two weeks ago on the effectiveness of boosters in adults younger than 65, it left out the numbers for a huge portion of that population: 18- to 49-year-olds, the group the data showed was least likely to benefit from extra shots, because the first two doses already left them well-protected.

  • Over 175.33 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in country Feb 19, 2022 09:38 PM IST

    Over 175.33 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in country

    The health ministry also said that over 1.89 crore (1,89,07,829) precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities.

  • COVID-19 | Over 1.5 crore adolescents in 15-18 years group fully vaccinated: Mandaviya Feb 14, 2022 08:10 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Over 1.5 crore adolescents in 15-18 years group fully vaccinated: Mandaviya

    Over 70 percent of beneficiaries in the same age group have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far, according to Union Health Ministry data.

  • COVID-19 update | Over 166.59 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far, says govt Jan 31, 2022 10:29 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Over 166.59 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far, says govt

    Cumulatively, 54,11,58,635 first doses have been administered to people in the 18-44 age group and 40,58,44,481 have got the second dose in the same group since the start of phase three of the vaccination drive, according to Health Ministry data.

  • COVID-19 update | New virus rules put Novak Djokovic at risk of missing French Open Jan 29, 2022 07:20 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | New virus rules put Novak Djokovic at risk of missing French Open

    From Feb. 15, anyone who is not vaccinated against the coronavirus will need to show proof they tested positive for COVID-19 within the previous four months — down from the current six-month window — in order to enter sports venues in France.

  • COVID-19: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla calls for faster vaccination at World Economic Forum Jan 19, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    COVID-19: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla calls for faster vaccination at World Economic Forum

    Adar Poonawalla made the statement as a panelist during the ‘Meeting the Challenge of Vaccine Equity’ session organised by the WEF.

  • COVID-19 Delhi | Unvaccinated account for 75% deaths: Health Minister Satyendar Jain Jan 14, 2022 08:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 Delhi | Unvaccinated account for 75% deaths: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

    In the last 24 hours, Delhi has reported 24,383 COVID-19 cases and 34 fatalities while the positivity rate surged to 30.64 percent, according to health department data.

  • With 66 lakh doses on Wednesday, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 154.5 crore Jan 12, 2022 10:52 PM IST

    With 66 lakh doses on Wednesday, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 154.5 crore

    More than 26,19,670 precaution doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities since January 10.

  • India all set to start administering booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine from today Jan 10, 2022 08:40 AM IST

    India all set to start administering booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine from today

    CoWIN will send reminder messages to all those eligible for this dose and after administration of the shot, it will be noted in the digital vaccination certificate. Online appointments for precaution dose began on the CoWin portal on Saturday evening.

  • Doctors advise 15-18-year-olds against popping paracetamol after getting vaccinated Jan 07, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Doctors advise 15-18-year-olds against popping paracetamol after getting vaccinated

    The advisory was issued in response to growing concerns over some vaccination centers advising teens to take three paracetamol 500 mg tablets after getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Novak Djokovic denied entry to Australia after extraordinary mix-up with visa application Jan 05, 2022 08:26 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic denied entry to Australia after extraordinary mix-up with visa application

    Earlier in the day, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Djokovic will have to prove that he has a genuine medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination when he lands in Australia or he will be 'on the next plane home'.

  • Don't sit back thinking Omicron is milder, take vaccines, top expert advises people Jan 03, 2022 09:16 PM IST

    Don't sit back thinking Omicron is milder, take vaccines, top expert advises people

    Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, former head of epidemiology and communicable diseases at the ICMR, further said one must not wait for herd immunity to set in as that process will take time and a lot of people may die.

  • Delhi: Registration begins for COVID-19 vaccination of 15-18 age group population Jan 01, 2022 10:03 PM IST

    Delhi: Registration begins for COVID-19 vaccination of 15-18 age group population

    According to the guidelines, which will come into effect from January 3, those aged 15 and above will be able to register on CoWIN. In other words, "all those whose birth year is 2007" or before, shall be eligible.

  • Spain approves COVID-19 vaccine for children in 5-11 age group Dec 07, 2021 07:22 PM IST

    Spain approves COVID-19 vaccine for children in 5-11 age group

    The Spanish health ministry tweeted news of the approval, following the decision of an expert committee. The rollout is due to begin December 15, two days after the first of 3.2 million child vaccines arrive in Spain.

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