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  • Measles outbreak: Missed vaccinations, high refusal rate pose challenge for BMC in Mumbai Nov 23, 2022 05:36 PM IST

    Measles outbreak: Missed vaccinations, high refusal rate pose challenge for BMC in Mumbai

    The civic body is battling to contain the surge in the number of cases being reported

  • 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.

  • Health Ministry to stop procuring fresh COVID-19 vaccines, surrenders Rs 4,237 crore from vaccination budget Oct 16, 2022 05:57 PM IST

    Health Ministry to stop procuring fresh COVID-19 vaccines, surrenders Rs 4,237 crore from vaccination budget

    According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 219.32 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries across the country so far.

  • Delhi starts vaccination drive to curb spread of lumpy skin disease Sep 26, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    Delhi starts vaccination drive to curb spread of lumpy skin disease

    A total of 275 animals have recovered from the infection in Delhi so far, and the number of active cases stands at 296.

  • Maharashtra districts asked to speed up vaccination of cattle to control spread of lumpy skin disease Sep 13, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    Maharashtra districts asked to speed up vaccination of cattle to control spread of lumpy skin disease

    A total of 5,51,120 livestock in 1,755 villages within five-kilometre radius of the infected area have been vaccinated, it said.

  • EXPLAINED | Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no Sep 06, 2022 10:32 PM IST

    EXPLAINED | Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no

    White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr Ashish Jha said COVID-19 will likely be with us for the rest of our lives.

  • Fall Vaccination Campaign Will Bring New Shots, Worse Access Aug 28, 2022 07:21 PM IST

    Fall Vaccination Campaign Will Bring New Shots, Worse Access

    An organizer of mobile clinics for the Minnesota Department of Health, she arranged to provide vaccines and booster shots to people who had resisted them, setting up in a retrofitted city bus outside a Nigerian church, a Hmong senior center, a Somali mall and dozens of other sites.

  • Why a century-old vaccine offers new hope against pathogens Aug 17, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    Why a century-old vaccine offers new hope against pathogens

    The Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin vaccine has long been known to have broad effects on the immune system, and is still given to infants in the developing world and in countries where TB is prevalent.

  • UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna go-ahead Aug 15, 2022 06:26 PM IST

    UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna go-ahead

    The UK medicines regulator (MHRA) gave the so-called bivalent vaccine made by U.S. drug company Moderna conditional approval as a booster for adults on Monday.

  • Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India cross 208.21 crore-mark: Health ministry Aug 14, 2022 10:09 PM IST

    Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India cross 208.21 crore-mark: Health ministry

    Over 3.97 crore children in the age group of 12-14 years have been administered the first dose, while more than 6.14 crore adolescents in the age group 15-18 years have been given the first dose.

  • Mass vaccination of cattle needed to tackle lumpy skin disease in India: Indian-American veterinary Aug 07, 2022 02:28 PM IST

    Mass vaccination of cattle needed to tackle lumpy skin disease in India: Indian-American veterinary

    Over the last few weeks, more than 3,000 cattle have died in Rajasthan and Gujarat and over 400 in Punjab due to the viral infection that causes prolonged morbidity in cattle.

  • When confronted, man who vaccinated 30 students with same syringe said... Jul 29, 2022 08:36 AM IST

    When confronted, man who vaccinated 30 students with same syringe said...

    Sagar, Madhya Pradesh: Jitendra Ahirwar, a nursing college student, has been arrested for his negligent act.

  • Govt floats EoI for developing monkeypox vaccine, diagnostic kits in public-private partnership mode Jul 27, 2022 07:08 PM IST

    Govt floats EoI for developing monkeypox vaccine, diagnostic kits in public-private partnership mode

    According to the ICMR, the last date submission of interest will be August 10.

  • Centre asks all depts to organise free Covid vaccination camps at workplaces Jul 22, 2022 11:56 AM IST

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

    In an order, the Personnel Ministry asked all the departments to enumerate the number of eligible employees and their family members to be vaccinated by precaution dose, separately for both types of vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin -- so as to ensure optimum utilisation of resources.

  • PM Modi writes to vaccinators lauding their efforts as India crosses 200 crore vaccine doses landmark Jul 20, 2022 10:18 AM IST

    PM Modi writes to vaccinators lauding their efforts as India crosses 200 crore vaccine doses landmark

    According to official sources, Modi asserted that the coming generations will be proud of India's achievement in fulfilling its resolve at a time of crisis following the pandemic outbreak.

  • Cabinet approves free booster COVID-19 vaccine dose for adults Jul 13, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    Cabinet approves free booster COVID-19 vaccine dose for adults

    Free booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available at public healthcare facilities for 75 days starting July 15.

  • Free Covid precaution doses for 18-59 age group from July 15 at govt centres: Officials Jul 13, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    Free Covid precaution doses for 18-59 age group from July 15 at govt centres: Officials

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  • DCGI grants marketing authorisation to SII's qHPV vaccine against cervical cancer Jul 12, 2022 05:16 PM IST

    DCGI grants marketing authorisation to SII's qHPV vaccine against cervical cancer

    DCGI’s approval comes following recommendation by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 of the CDSCO on June 15 over the same.

  • Strides Pharma announces results of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine clinical trial in India Jun 24, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Strides Pharma announces results of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine clinical trial in India

    The vaccine was well tolerated with no significant safety concerns and a seroconversion rate of 91%

  • Anthony Fauci says he's ''example'' for COVID-19 vaccinations Jun 24, 2022 06:31 AM IST

    Anthony Fauci says he's ''example'' for COVID-19 vaccinations

    Speaking during a White House briefing, Fauci, 81, said he began experiencing virus symptoms on June 14 and tested positive a day later. He was prescribed the anti-viral drug paxlovid, which has proven to be highly effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19, on June 15.

  • Fatigue, Stomach Aches, Mood Swings, Memory Lapses Top Long Covid Symptoms in Kids Aged 0-14: Lancet Study Jun 23, 2022 11:18 AM IST

    Fatigue, Stomach Aches, Mood Swings, Memory Lapses Top Long Covid Symptoms in Kids Aged 0-14: Lancet Study

    In this research, surveys were sent to the mothers or guardians of children 0-14 years of age who had tested positive for Covid-19 between January 2020 and July 2021

  • Paraguay cancels order for one million Covaxin doses citing quality issues: Reports Jun 07, 2022 11:03 PM IST

    Paraguay cancels order for one million Covaxin doses citing quality issues: Reports

    Bharat Biotech did not immediately react to the development, but company sources reportedly said that all export orders already stand cancelled as the production has been halted.

  • India resists move by developed countries to dilute TRIPS waiver for COVID vaccines before WTO meet May 25, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    India resists move by developed countries to dilute TRIPS waiver for COVID vaccines before WTO meet

    Rich economies such as the United States, European Union, United Kingdom and Canada have till now blocked a plan to temporarily waive global Intellectual Property Rights rules for COVID-19 vaccines at the WTO. Now they are actively diluting it before the all-powerful Ministerial Conference on June 12 in Geneva.

  • Some short-term benefit of additional booster dose of mRNA vaccine in health workers: WHO May 18, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    Some short-term benefit of additional booster dose of mRNA vaccine in health workers: WHO

    As a general principle, an interval of 4-6 months since completion of the primary series of the vaccine could be considered for a first booster, especially in the context of Omicron, said the World Health Organisation, with the support of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunisation and its COVID-19 Vaccines Working Group.

  • US FDA authorizes Pfizer's COVID booster shot for young children May 17, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    US FDA authorizes Pfizer's COVID booster shot for young children

    The authorization makes everyone in the United States aged five and above eligible for booster doses of the vaccine.