India  /  Published 27.05.22

Co-WIN: for all vaccines soon

The Union government is planning to repurpose the Co-WIN platform for India's Universal Immunisation Programme and other national health programmes while continuing with its current function of re...
By Payal Banerjee in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.05.22

'Citizens going abroad can take booster shot'

Now, all those above 18 who have completed nine months after the second dose are eligible for the precaution jab. The health ministry had received representations seeking the precaution dose for those...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.02.22

Centre launches largest global jab programme

India is implementing the largest inoculation drive globally where annually over 3 crore pregnant women and 2.6 crore children are covered through the Universal Immunisation Programme, Union Health Mi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.01.22

Covid: Surge indicative of 3rd wave

Noting that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus accounts for more than 50 per cent of cases in major Indian cities, Dr N K Arora, chairperson of the Covid working group NTAGI, says the massive surg...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.21

Pneumonia jabs await children

The Bengal government is set to start its maiden immunisation programme against pneumonia in the second week of October for children aged between six weeks and nine months. The initiative has been pl...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


India  /  Published 25.08.21

Govt to plan on ZyCoV-D roadmap soon

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) will soon hold a meeting to devise a roadmap for introducing Zydus Cadila's Covid vaccine in the inoculation drive and prioritising be...
By Payal Banerjee

India  /  Published 29.06.21

Covid: 49% people aged 60 and above vaccinated

A marked increase in the pace of Covid-19 vaccination has been observed from June 21 with around 4.61 crore doses being administered in eight days, which is more than the population of Iraq (4.02 cror...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.06.21

Delta+ : affinity for lung tissues

The Delta plus variant of Covid-19 has a greater affinity to lung tissues as compared to other strains but it does not mean that it will cause severe disease or is more transmissible, head of coronavi...
By Uzmi Athar in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.06.21

Centre: Talks on Covisheld dose gap underway

In the last week of April, the data released by Public Health England, United Kingdom's executive agency of the Department of Health, showed that vaccine efficacy varied between 65-88 per cent whe...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.06.21

Vaccine: Question mark on dose gap

By Reuters in New Delhi


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