India  /  Published 02.12.21

Pressure mounts on govt to okay booster shots

The BJP government, which has dismissed all calls to allow Covid-19 booster vaccination doses, is now coming under heavy pressure from frontline workers including the police, army and the health secto...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

News  /  Published 02.12.21

Hospitals put Covid vaccine orders on hold, adopt wait-and-watch on children’s vaccination

Several private hospitals in the city have either cancelled orders or put on hold plans to purchase fresh doses of Covid vaccines because there is no word yet on vaccination for children. The hospital...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

India  /  Published 30.11.21

Omicron booster shot possible

Serum Institute of India chief Adar Poonawalla, in an exclusive interview to NDTV, said a version of Covishield, tailor made for the new Covid variant Omicron can be considered if research indicates a...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.11.21

HC notice on PM jab photo

Kerala High Court on Tuesday served notice on the Union ministry of health and family welfare after formally admitting a petition from a senior citizen who had sought removal of the picture of Prime M...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 19.11.21

Study confirms Covid vaccine efficacy

The first nationwide real-world effectiveness study of Covid-19 vaccines has corroborated earlier findings that Covishield and Covaxin provide significant protection from severe disease, whether cause...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 16.11.21

Organ donation after jab blow

An 18-year-old girl who developed a rare blood clotting disorder after her first Covishield dose and slipped into brain death has become India’s first deceased organ donor after a Covid-19 vacci...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.11.21

SII to export 5 crore jabs

  The Indian government has permitted export of 5 crore doses of Covovax, a COVID-19 vaccine domestically produced here by the Serum Institute of India (SII), as the jab has not yet been approve...
By Payal Banerjee in New Delhi

News  /  Published 10.11.21

Covaxin vials lie unopened in Kolkata private hospitals

Covaxin might have been granted approval by the World Health Organization but many private hospitals in Kolkata said there was barely any demand for the indigenously developed Covid vaccine.  Am...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

India  /  Published 03.11.21

Vaccines creating two classes: HC

The Centre’s vaccination scheme has created two classes of citizens in India — those who have got Covaxin and whose movements are restricted, and those who have received Covishield and can...
By PTI in Kochi

Jharkhand  /  Published 28.10.21

Steel city sends jab reminder sms

East Singhbhum district administration is on a text message sending spree to about two lakh individuals who failed to turn up for their second dose of Covid vaccine. The administration was prompted t...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur


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