India  /  Published 09.08.22

Corbevax as booster for adults soon

The Union Health Ministry is expected to soon approve Biological E's Corbevax as a precaution dose for people above 18 years who are double vaccinated with either Covishield or Covaxin, official s...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.08.22

Corbevax as booster for adults

A government panel on Covid immunisation has recommended allowing Biological E's Corbevax as a precaution dose for adults fully vaccinated with either Covishield or Covaxin, official sources said ...
By Payal Banerjee in New Delhi

News  /  Published 22.07.22

Demand for free Covid boosters surges in Salt Lake and beyond

The health department-run as well as the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and NKDA-run vaccine centres are administering booster doses for the Covid-19 vaccines for free to people aged between 18 and...
By Snehal Sengupta

News  /  Published 16.07.22

Jump in turnout of Kolkatans opting for Covid precaution vaccines

In West Bengal, over 2.6 lakh people took their Covid precaution shot on Friday. The number of people taking vaccines — precaution and first two doses together — had averaged around 89,00...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.07.22

Tweak leads to spurt in demand for Covid booster in Kolkata hospitals

Several private hospitals in the city on Thursday received queries from people who were keen to take their Covid booster doses after the Centre reduced the gap between the second and the third doses f...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


News  /  Published 20.06.22

Casual attitude responsible for rising COVID-19 cases: Medical experts

The rising number of COVID-19 cases in West Bengal, particularly in Kolkata and its neighbouring districts, is due to the casual attitude of people who have dumped the safety protocol, medical experts...

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 17.06.22

'Covaxin safe for 2-18 years age'

Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) on Friday announced that its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin has proven to be safe, well-tolerated and highly immunogenic in paediatric subjects in phase II/III st...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Hyderabad

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

News  /  Published 08.06.22

Low turnout for Covid booster dose, doctors warn against missing shot

Covid vaccination centres in the city are witnessing a low turnout for booster doses, officials running the centres have said. The scene has been the same at the centres run by the Kolkata Municipal ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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