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  • German panel recommends COVID-19 shot only for at-risk youngsters Nov 17, 2022 07:19 PM IST

    German panel recommends COVID-19 shot only for at-risk youngsters

    The head of the panel of 18 appointees, known as STIKO, said there was no clear case for broad use, citing a lack of data to rule out any rare side effects and no signs of the infection causing severe illness in otherwise healthy children.

  • Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy says death of 66 children in Gambia shamed India Nov 15, 2022 02:24 PM IST

    Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy says death of 66 children in Gambia shamed India

    Narayana Murthy said in his speech announcing the winners of the Infosys Science Prize that the IITs have become victims of the syndrome of rote learning due to the tyranny of coaching classes.

  • World’s first Covid vaccine you inhale is approved in China Sep 05, 2022 11:53 AM IST

    World’s first Covid vaccine you inhale is approved in China

    China’s National Medical Products Administration approved CanSino’s Ad5-nCoV for emergency use as a booster vaccine, the company said in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Sunday.

  • COVID-19 booster dose drive fails to pick up, only one in five eligible adults jabbed Aug 31, 2022 11:15 AM IST

    COVID-19 booster dose drive fails to pick up, only one in five eligible adults jabbed

    Meghalaya has the worst 8 percent coverage of the Covid booster dose among its eligible population, while Andhra Pradesh has the highest at 34 percent

  • AstraZeneca may not stay in vaccines, but CEO has no COVID regrets Aug 24, 2022 07:06 AM IST

    AstraZeneca may not stay in vaccines, but CEO has no COVID regrets

    Production delays, probes by regulators following rare cases of severe side effects, and concerns about its relatively short shelf life compared with other shots have stymied adoption of the company's COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Viral video: When S Jaishankar and son went to a US restaurant, this happened Aug 17, 2022 02:43 PM IST

    Viral video: When S Jaishankar and son went to a US restaurant, this happened

    Recalling an incident in the US, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, "There, they wanted to see our Covid vaccination certificate. So, I showed them my phone while my son...

  • Can Bharat Biotech's intranasal vaccine prevent COVID-19 infection and transmission?  Aug 16, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Can Bharat Biotech's intranasal vaccine prevent COVID-19 infection and transmission? 

    With Bharat Biotech completing clinical trials of its vaccine candidate, hopes have been raised about the availability of intranasal vaccine as a booster dose just as the number of daily Covid-19 cases and test positivity rate in parts of India have started surging over the last few weeks.  

  • Supreme Court to hear plea of IMA on campaign against vaccination drive, modern medicines in country Aug 12, 2022 06:49 PM IST

    Supreme Court to hear plea of IMA on campaign against vaccination drive, modern medicines in country

    The Indian Medical Association (IMA) claimed that a smear campaign was being run in the nation against the vaccination push and modern medicines, and the Supreme Court consented to hear their case next week.

  • Govt panel recommends Corbevax as booster for adults vaccinated with Covishield, Covaxin Aug 02, 2022 07:02 PM IST

    Govt panel recommends Corbevax as booster for adults vaccinated with Covishield, Covaxin

    According to official sources, a government commission on Covid immunisation has advised enabling people who have received the complete course of either Covishield or Covaxin vaccination to take Biological E's Corbevax as a precautionary dose.

  • Covaxin booster doses effective against variants, shows study Jul 20, 2022 05:54 PM IST

    Covaxin booster doses effective against variants, shows study

    The findings of the study have been published in the high-impact scientific journal Nature.

  • Bill Gates congratulates PM Modi as India crosses 200 crore Covid vaccinations Jul 20, 2022 07:57 AM IST

    Bill Gates congratulates PM Modi as India crosses 200 crore Covid vaccinations

    "Congratulations Narendra Modi for yet another milestone of administering #200crorevaccinations," wrote Bill Gates on Twitter.

  • India counting down to achieve 200 crore vaccination mark: Health Minister Jul 16, 2022 05:29 PM IST

    India counting down to achieve 200 crore vaccination mark: Health Minister

    The number of tests conducted so far exceeds 86 crore 90 lakh, among which over four lakh 17 thousand tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

  • Free COVID-19 booster for all aimed at raising vaccine coverage, using doses nearing expiry Jul 14, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    Free COVID-19 booster for all aimed at raising vaccine coverage, using doses nearing expiry

    The Union health ministry holds a meeting with states on July 14 to review the status of COVID-19 vaccination and offer free boosters to all adults in a mission mode

  • Corbevax as booster dose after Covaxin, Covishield? Top panel on immunisation to discuss possibility Jul 12, 2022 12:42 PM IST

    Corbevax as booster dose after Covaxin, Covishield? Top panel on immunisation to discuss possibility

    Last year, the Union government had paid an advance of Rs 1,500 crore to Corbevax maker Biological E to procure 30 crore doses of the vaccine, which was still in phase 3 clinical trials, in the first such deal to secure a vaccine.

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    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening

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  • India records over 17000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Jun 24, 2022 04:23 PM IST

    India records over 17000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

    India has reported a significant spike in the COVID-19 cases as it reported 17,336 new cases of virus in the last 24 hours as compared to the 13,313 total cases recorded on June 23, the Union Health Ministry informed.

  • Interview I For booster COVID-19 shots, people should rely only on expert advice: Dr Gagandeep Kang Jun 24, 2022 11:16 AM IST

    Interview I For booster COVID-19 shots, people should rely only on expert advice: Dr Gagandeep Kang

    People at high risk will continue to be at some level of risk, even if they are vaccinated or previously infected. Vaccination and prior infection reduce the risk but do not completely remove the chances of getting infected again, says one of India’s leading microbiologists and virologists.

  • COVID-19 shots administered in India about to overtake count in all of Europe, North America Jun 20, 2022 06:09 PM IST

    COVID-19 shots administered in India about to overtake count in all of Europe, North America

    This is a remarkable feat, considering that all the vaccine doses administered in the country are made locally

  • Covaxin more effective for kids and adolescents than adults, Bharat Biotech publishes trial data Jun 17, 2022 11:14 AM IST

    Covaxin more effective for kids and adolescents than adults, Bharat Biotech publishes trial data

    The company said that no adverse events of special interest have been reported to date. However, a supplementary surveillance study is going on, which will provide more information on rarer adverse events

  • Top virologists weigh in for Corbevax booster after primary vaccination with Covishield, Covaxin  Jun 06, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    Top virologists weigh in for Corbevax booster after primary vaccination with Covishield, Covaxin 

    The pharma regulator has approved the first mix-and-match of COVID-19 vaccines in India, but the final say-so lies with the government 

  • Focus on giving precaution shot of Covid vaccine to 4.7 cr elderly under Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 Jun 05, 2022 04:02 PM IST

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

    In 27 states, the coverage of precaution dose among 60 years and above is below the national average of 42 per cent.

  • Billionaires ain’t getting no love May 22, 2022 06:38 AM IST

    Billionaires ain’t getting no love

    The way things are going, they’ll soon take the blame for global warming or for the inequitable distribution of vaccines...

  • Unable to sell Sputnik Light stock, Stelis Biopharma requests PM Modi for procurement of jabs May 14, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    Unable to sell Sputnik Light stock, Stelis Biopharma requests PM Modi for procurement of jabs

    Stelis Biopharma, the biopharmaceutical arm of Strides Pharma Science, said it could not sell 2.5 crore units of the single-dose vaccine manufactured by it due to several constraints following the Russian-Ukraine war.

  • Govt allows precaution dose before waiting period for international flyers May 12, 2022 02:01 PM IST

    Govt allows precaution dose before waiting period for international flyers

    An official announcement was made by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Twitter.

  • Travelling abroad? Get COVID-19 preventive dose, skip 9-month waiting period: NTAGI May 06, 2022 08:31 AM IST

    Travelling abroad? Get COVID-19 preventive dose, skip 9-month waiting period: NTAGI

    Currently, anyone over the age of 18 who has completed nine months since the second dose is eligible for the precaution dose.