Booster Doses
News  /  Published 23.06.22

West Bengal requests shortening of gap between 2nd and 3rd Covid vaccine doses

The state government has written to the Centre, requesting for a reduction in the gap between the second dose of Covid vaccines and the precaution or booster dose, which is now nine months. As West B...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.06.22

Recipients complain of not receiving alert for 3rd dose from CoWIN app

Many people eligible for the Covid vaccine booster dose have not taken the shot because they said they had not received any message from the CoWIN app after the completion of nine months from the seco...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

India  /  Published 15.06.22

Covaxin: Defence against Omicron

The administration of Covaxin as a booster dose enhances vaccine effectiveness against Covid-19's Delta variant and gives protection against Omicron variants BA.1.1 and BA.2, a study by ICMR and B...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.04.22

Booster dose response poor

With only 4.64 lakh people taking their third Covid jab since April 10, Indians could be grappling with vaccine fatigue, a reluctance to take a booster shot that experts attribute to a combination of ...
By Our Bureau, Uzmi Athar in New Delhi

World  /  Published 25.04.22

Mix-and-match approach to Covid-19

Giving a different vaccine as the third dose than was received for the first two shots leads to better performance compared to using the booster of same preventive, according to a study published in T...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Washington


News  /  Published 22.04.22

Covid vaccine camp in Salt Lake FE Block on Saturday

Senior citizens and students of FE Block will get to take their Covid vaccine booster dose free of cost in their neighbourhood on Saturday. The block residents’ association has organised a vacci...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 13.04.22

‘Poor’ response to booster shot in Kolkata healthcare centres

Chandramouli Bhattacharya, an infectious disease specialist at Peerless Hospital, said a large section of the population had started believing that Covid — or at least the worst of it — wa...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

India  /  Published 12.04.22

186.05cr jabbed so far: Centre

Over 16,709 precaution doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered to beneficiaries in the 18-59 years age group on the third day of the drive on Tuesday, taking the total number of such doses given ...
By Our Bureau, PTI

India  /  Published 10.04.22

Precaution dose rolled out at private centres

India on Sunday began administering precaution dose of Covid-19 vaccines to all aged above 18 years, who have completed nine months since the administration of their second dose, at private vaccinatio...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 09.04.22

Centre nod to booster vaccine for all adults spurs hope for Kolkata hospitals

The hospital is having barely 20 recipients every day on an average. In late February and early March, the KMC had swapped 16,000 doses of Covid vaccines, which were to expire in March, with private ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata


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