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  • Ramp up Covid vaccination drive for children aged 12-14 years: UP CM to officials May 17, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    Ramp up Covid vaccination drive for children aged 12-14 years: UP CM to officials

    Reviewing the Covid situation in the state, the chief minister said vaccinating all eligible children is the priority of the government and asked officials to ensure the availability of vaccines.

  • South Korea plans to provide COVID vaccine to North Korea May 13, 2022 11:02 AM IST

    South Korea plans to provide COVID vaccine to North Korea

    "We will discuss detailed plans for assistance with North Korea," Yoon's spokesperson said in a statement.

  • PM Modi seeks streamlining WHO's vaccine approval process; calls for flexible rules by WTO May 13, 2022 07:33 AM IST

    PM Modi seeks streamlining WHO's vaccine approval process; calls for flexible rules by WTO

    In his address at the second global Covid virtual summit, Modi, highlighting India’s role in combating the coronavirus pandemic, said New Delhi would extend its genomic sequencing network to the neighbouring countries.

  • FDA restricts J&J's COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk May 06, 2022 06:36 AM IST

    FDA restricts J&J's COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

    The Food and Drug Administration said the shot should only be given to adults who cannot receive a different vaccine or specifically request J&J's vaccine. U.S. authorities for months have recommended that Americans get Pfizer or Moderna shots instead of J&J's vaccine.

  • 86% of India's adult population fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Mansukh Mandaviya Apr 27, 2022 07:06 AM IST

    86% of India's adult population fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Mansukh Mandaviya

    More than19 lakh (19,67,717) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm on Tuesday.

  • Moderna says trial results suggest redesigned vaccines can better protect against variants Apr 20, 2022 09:21 AM IST

    Moderna says trial results suggest redesigned vaccines can better protect against variants

    The company’s findings, published in a paper without being evaluated by outside scientists, offer hope that the nation will have a better vaccine by the fall, when the coronavirus is considered likely to reemerge in force.

  • Time to remove vaccine mandates? Not so fast  it could have unintended consequences Apr 13, 2022 10:17 AM IST

    Time to remove vaccine mandates? Not so fast it could have unintended consequences

    Now many states are rolling back these mandates, with Queensland removing the requirement to show you’re vaccinated before entering cafes, pubs, galleries and other public spaces from tomorrow.

  • Over 9,500 precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccines given on April 10 Apr 11, 2022 10:55 AM IST

    Over 9,500 precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccines given on April 10

    India on Sunday began administering precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccines to all aged above 18 years at private vaccination centres.

  • COVID19 booster shots work, say National Institute of Virology scientists Apr 01, 2022 08:05 PM IST

    COVID19 booster shots work, say National Institute of Virology scientists

    The opinion being given by the NIV scientists are in line with the suggestions by virologists across the globe who cite evidences in favour of booster shots for adult population groups.

  • US authorizes second COVID booster for Americans 50 and older Mar 30, 2022 07:12 AM IST

    US authorizes second COVID booster for Americans 50 and older

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration agency said the new boosters - a fourth round of shots for most vaccine recipients - of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc vaccines are to be administered at least four months after the previous dose. They are intended to offer more protection against severe disease and hospitalization.

  • COVID-19 | Mumbai 34,000 doses away from fully vaccinated adult population: Report Mar 28, 2022 11:05 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Mumbai 34,000 doses away from fully vaccinated adult population: Report

    The city has around 92.36 lakh adult population of which 99.6 percent have taken both doses. Official hope to achieve 100% coverage in 4-7 days

  • Biden Administration plans to offer second booster shots to those 50 and older Mar 26, 2022 01:23 PM IST

    Biden Administration plans to offer second booster shots to those 50 and older

    Major uncertainties have complicated the decision, including how long the protection from a second booster would last.

  • COVID-19 comeback seen in parts of United States as funding runs dry Mar 24, 2022 10:43 AM IST

    COVID-19 comeback seen in parts of United States as funding runs dry

    US CDC director Rochelle Walensky said there were early signs of a new wave. The expected rebound comes as Congress declined to add $22.5 billion in COVID-19 funding to a spending bill passed last week

  • Novavax says its COVID vaccine gets India authorisation for teens Mar 23, 2022 08:22 AM IST

    Novavax says its COVID vaccine gets India authorisation for teens

    The authorization is a global first for the age group for the vaccine, which is manufactured and marketed in India by the Serum Institute of India under the brand name Covovax.

  • England rolls out fourth COVID vaccine dose for over-75s Mar 21, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    England rolls out fourth COVID vaccine dose for over-75s

    The UK's independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) had advised a spring booster should be offered to those most vulnerable to COVID-19 as a precautionary measure.

  • Wockhardt unit partners with SII subsidiary to set up vaccine manufacturing plant in UK Mar 21, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    Wockhardt unit partners with SII subsidiary to set up vaccine manufacturing plant in UK

    According to a statement, the collaboration between Wockhardt UK and Serum Life Sciences UK Ltd will help create a considerable number of employment opportunities along with the creation of a new sterile fill and finish facility in Wrexham, North Wales.

  • West Bengal to roll out vaccination drive for children aged 12-14 years from March 21 Mar 18, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    West Bengal to roll out vaccination drive for children aged 12-14 years from March 21

    The beneficiaries would be administered only Corbevax and they can book their slots online though the facility of on-site registration will also be available, a state government notification said on Thursday.

  • Explained I New tuberculosis vaccine: why India waits with high hopes Mar 17, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    Explained I New tuberculosis vaccine: why India waits with high hopes

    In high-income countries, tuberculosis mainly affects the elderly, whereas in countries such as India, the disease each year takes the lives primarily of young and middle-aged adults, the most productive members of society.

  • COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12-14 starts today Mar 16, 2022 11:04 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12-14 starts today

    Besides, the government has also decided to waive the condition of comorbidity for those above 60 years in order to receive the precaution dose.

  • COVID-19 vaccination for children in 12-15 years group to begin this week: Official sources Mar 14, 2022 01:15 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination for children in 12-15 years group to begin this week: Official sources

    Biological E's Corbevax will be administered to 12-15 years age-group.

  • New COVID-19 cases in India under 5,000 for third day; active cases hover under 50,000 Mar 09, 2022 09:32 AM IST

    New COVID-19 cases in India under 5,000 for third day; active cases hover under 50,000

    Four states and Union Territories that included Andaman & Nicobar Island, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Sikkim reported small rise in the COVID19 active caseload in the 24-hour period

  • Daily COVID-19 cases in India lowest in 662 days Mar 08, 2022 09:39 AM IST

    Daily COVID-19 cases in India lowest in 662 days

    Only Nagaland and Lakshwadeep reported a minor rise in the COVID-19 active caseload in the 24-hour period

  • India logs 5,921 new COVID-19 cases, 289 deaths Mar 05, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    India logs 5,921 new COVID-19 cases, 289 deaths

    The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,14,878 with 289 fresh fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours

  • Dynasts dented country's self-confidence by questioning COVID-19 vaccine: PM Modi Feb 28, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Dynasts dented country's self-confidence by questioning COVID-19 vaccine: PM Modi

    Addressing a rally at Maharajganj, Modi said the Centre has launched a "vibrant village" scheme to give speed up economic development in the country's bordering areas.

  • India logs 14,148 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours; active cases now below 1.5 lakh Feb 24, 2022 09:56 AM IST

    India logs 14,148 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours; active cases now below 1.5 lakh

    All the states continued to register a fall in active infections, except for Himachal Pradesh which recorded a marginal rise in active cases.

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