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  • COVID-19 | Paytm launches vaccination slot booking feature on its app: Here're the details Jun 14, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Paytm launches vaccination slot booking feature on its app: Here're the details

    With the help of vaccination slot booking, the app users can now search, discover and book their vaccination slots for both Covaxin and Covishield at the nearest centre.

  • DMRC launches awareness campaign for construction workers on benefits of vaccination Jun 13, 2021 10:36 PM IST

    DMRC launches awareness campaign for construction workers on benefits of vaccination

    Social distancing and other safety protocols are being carefully ensured during the campaign under which 3,000 workers are expected to be covered, the DMRC said in a statement.

  • One billion vaccine doses only a start: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva Jun 13, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    One billion vaccine doses only a start: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva

    Kristalina Georgieva's comments in a virtual press conference at the Group of Seven summit Sunday came after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped G-7 leaders would agree to provide at least 1 billion vaccine doses for poorer countries.

  • Companies desperate to reopen ask: What’s your vaccination status? Jun 12, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Companies desperate to reopen ask: What’s your vaccination status?

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said last month that it was legal to ask employees for their vaccination status. The EEOC also said that companies could require workers to be vaccinated to come to the office, but they must accommodate employees’ religious beliefs or health concerns like allergies.

  • Texas hospital workers protest a mandatory vaccine policy Jun 08, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    Texas hospital workers protest a mandatory vaccine policy

    While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends health care workers get a flu shot, and some hospital systems require it, few companies have required COVID-19 shots, despite federal government guidance that says employers can mandate vaccines for on-site workers.

  • COVID-19 update | Govt confident of vaccinating all adults by December with estimated supply of 187 crore doses: Report Jun 07, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Govt confident of vaccinating all adults by December with estimated supply of 187 crore doses: Report

    India is also in talks with foreign companies like Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and if it enters into procurement deals with them then the vaccine supply will be further boosted, while work on more domestic vaccines is also underway.

  • COVID-19 update | Over 200 world leaders urge G7 nations to help vaccinate the world's poorest Jun 07, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Over 200 world leaders urge G7 nations to help vaccinate the world's poorest

    A letter warns that the leaders of the UK, US, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada must make 2021 a turning point in global cooperation because fewer than 2 per cent of people in sub-Saharan Africa have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 update | Will again float global tender for vaccine supply: Tamil Nadu Minister Jun 06, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Will again float global tender for vaccine supply: Tamil Nadu Minister

    The state government was in discussions with the Centre to reopen its plant at nearby Chengalpet to manufacture vaccines.

  • Need to prioritise pregnant women for COVID-19 vaccination: Report Jun 06, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Need to prioritise pregnant women for COVID-19 vaccination: Report

    Evidence is emerging of the safety and efficacy of Covid vaccination, which along with benefits of passing on the protection to the newborn, call for including pregnant women in the high priority group for vaccination.

  • COVID-19 vaccination update | India crosses milestone of administering 22 crore doses: Govt Jun 02, 2021 09:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination update | India crosses milestone of administering 22 crore doses: Govt

    The Health Ministry said that 11,37,597 beneficiaries between the age group 18-44 years received their first dose and 19,523 beneficiaries of the same age group received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

  • BRICS supports proposal by India, South Africa to temporarily waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines Jun 01, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    BRICS supports proposal by India, South Africa to temporarily waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines

    Ways to deal with the coronavirus pandemic including sharing of technology to boost production of vaccines and improving supply chains for medical products figured prominently at a virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) countries.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination | Total vaccine doses administered in India exceed 20.86 crore May 28, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination | Total vaccine doses administered in India exceed 20.86 crore

    More than 1.66 core beneficiaries of age group 18-44 have been vaccinated so far, the government informed.

  • COVID-19 vaccines | Swiggy ties up with Chennai Corporation to vaccinate delivery partners May 27, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccines | Swiggy ties up with Chennai Corporation to vaccinate delivery partners

    Swiggy along with the Greater Chennai Corporation has begun administering the vaccine dose to its delivery partners in the city.

  • COVID-19 Vaccines | Our jab highly effective on coronavirus variant prevalent in India, suitable for 12 years and above: Pfizer to Govt May 26, 2021 10:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccines | Our jab highly effective on coronavirus variant prevalent in India, suitable for 12 years and above: Pfizer to Govt

    Pfizer, which is ready to offer 5 crore doses to India between July and October this year and has sought certain relaxations including indemnification, has held a series of interactions with the Indian government authorities recently including one this week.

  • COVID-19 vaccines | Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol seeks permission to buy vaccine doses directly from SII May 25, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccines | Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol seeks permission to buy vaccine doses directly from SII

    He and officials of the Pune Municipal Corporation met SII officials and also wrote to them seeking at least 25 lakh doses for the Pune city.

  • COVID-19 vaccines | Over 19.84 crore doses administered so far: Govt May 24, 2021 11:12 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccines | Over 19.84 crore doses administered so far: Govt

    It said 12,52,320 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received their first dose of Covid vaccine on Monday and cumulatively 1,18,81,337 people across 37 states and UTs have received it since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive on May 1.

  • COVID-19 Vaccines | Delhi to get 1st drive-through vaccination centre on Wednesday May 24, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccines | Delhi to get 1st drive-through vaccination centre on Wednesday

    Akash Healthcare has procured 30,000 Covishield doses for inoculation of the 18-44 age group at the centre, an official said. The jabs will be given from 9 AM to 5 PM.

  • COVID-19 vaccines | EU finalizes deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for 1.8 billion doses May 20, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccines | EU finalizes deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for 1.8 billion doses

    The European commission said the deal, which was agreed on behalf of all 27 EU countries earlier this month, will allow the buying of 900 million doses of the current shots and of a serum adapted to the virus' variants, with an option to purchase an extra 900 million shots.

  • Thailand starts COVID-19 vaccinations for Buddhist monks at risk May 19, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Thailand starts COVID-19 vaccinations for Buddhist monks at risk

    About 500 monks were inoculated in the capital, Bangkok, on Tuesday and Wednesday, to allow them to receive daily alms and do merit-making activities, as Thailand battles its third and most potent wave of infections.

  • CDC director offers stark reassurance: Only unvaccinated people are at risk by unmasking May 17, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    CDC director offers stark reassurance: Only unvaccinated people are at risk by unmasking

    The guidance the CDC issued Thursday said that it was no longer necessary for fully vaccinated people to mask or maintain social distance in many settings.

  • Forget Backstage Passes or VIP Bracelets, Vaccination Cards Are the New Ticket May 14, 2021 06:41 PM IST

    Forget Backstage Passes or VIP Bracelets, Vaccination Cards Are the New Ticket

    On Thursday, federal health officials offered the ultimate incentive for many when they advised that fully vaccinated Americans may stop wearing masks.

  • Removing Masks Becomes the First Bipartisan Activity of Biden’s Washington May 14, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    Removing Masks Becomes the First Bipartisan Activity of Biden’s Washington

    After weeks of murky guidance from the CDC on what vaccinated Americans can and cannot do, the sight of a maskless first lady disembarking from her plane went far to clear up confusion — at least in Charleston, where she visited a vaccine clinic for children set up inside a high school.

  • Amazon seeks to hire 75,000 workers, offers $100 to vaccinated hires May 13, 2021 08:45 PM IST

    Amazon seeks to hire 75,000 workers, offers $100 to vaccinated hires

    The hiring spree comes as the company gears up for Prime Day next month, its popular sales event that has become one of the busiest shopping days of the year for Amazon.

  • COVID-19 crisis | Uttar Pradesh to spend up to $1 billion to buy vaccines, in talks with Pfizer, Sputnik V May 13, 2021 05:54 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis | Uttar Pradesh to spend up to $1 billion to buy vaccines, in talks with Pfizer, Sputnik V

    The move by Uttar Pradesh, home to more people than Brazil, comes as many Indian states curtail vaccinations due to severe shortages amid a record surge in coronavirus infections, with India recording more than 4,000 deaths for a second straight day as its health system fails to cope.

  • Entire process of foreign aid to fight COVID-19 is transparent: Niti Aayog May 12, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    Entire process of foreign aid to fight COVID-19 is transparent: Niti Aayog

    The Aayog further said that distribution is based on a standard operating procedure and all states/UTs have been supported to date.

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