Opinion  /  Published 24.05.22

Forced shot in the arm

In 2021, companies and governments announced new vaccine policies, requiring people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to attend office, dine out, shop at malls or attend gatherings. In the l...
By Sanskruti Yagnik

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.22

Covid jabs galore, too few takers

Authorities in at least a dozen Bengal districts have recently informed the state health department to stop supplying Covishield — a vaccine that aims to protect against the Covid-19 infection &...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

News  /  Published 03.05.22

Uptick in Covid vaccine demand

More people are queuing up for Covid vaccination than a fortnight before. However, the number is still nowhere near what it used to be when the first dose was being administered in 2021, said official...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

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

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.22

Letters to the Editor

Sensory pleasure Sir — Sigmund Freud used the term, osphresiolagnia, to describe pleasure derived from smells. None will understand this better than a book lover; the enticing scent of a book, ...


India  /  Published 10.04.22

Booster jab cost cut, cry on equity

Covaxin and Covishield boosters will be available to private hospitals at Rs 225 per dose under revised and lowered prices announced by vaccine makers on Saturday, a day before the booster campaign op...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.04.22

Covaxin, Covishield prices cut

SII and Bharat Biotech have been major suppliers of COVID-19 vaccines to the government so far. The Union Health Ministry on Friday announced that those above the age of 18 years who have completed n...
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

India  /  Published 09.04.22

Private booster jabs for adults

Anyone above 18 years may seek a Covid-19 vaccine booster on payment at private inoculation centres from April 10, the Centre said on Friday, announcing plans to expand its precaution dose already ava...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.04.22

SII's Covishield dose at Rs 600

Vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) on Friday said the precaution dose of its Covishield vaccine against COVID-19 will be priced at Rs 600 per shot for eligible individuals. SII CEO Adar Poo...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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