India  /  Published 16.12.20

Nationwide network to study vaccine effects

India’s Covid-19 vaccination guidelines have proposed a nationwide surveillance network to detect and respond to possible adverse events after immunisation (AEFI) that experts say would be criti...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 15.11.18

Vaccine shame in time of statue pride

An impending price rise that is likely to raise India’s budget for a key vaccine by less than Rs 100 crore has prompted the government to seek an international donor’s help at a time it has built ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 08.05.19

Vaccination: why and how

Many diseases have been eradicated, some due to better hygiene and understanding, others due to prevention with immunisation. Every since Edward Jenner formulated the smallpox vaccine in 1796, the sci...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Science  /  Published 09.02.20

Will the human race survive?

Pathogens, particularly viruses which were never known to affect humans before, are rapidly jumping from other species to attack humans fatally. More alarmingly, we are helplessly witnessing their kil...
By Koustubh Panda

North East  /  Published 28.01.20

Admission, vaccines linked

The Lower Subansiri district administration in Arunachal Pradesh has made it mandatory for a student to produce an immunisation card to get admission into government schools.Additional deputy commissi...
By Damien Lepcha


Health  /  Published 18.02.20

Steps to tackle viral infections

Viruses and the infections they cause are in the news these days. In the past, they were known to have caused smallpox, chickenpox and measles epidemics. Today, some viral infections have been proven ...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Calcutta  /  Published 05.05.20

Lockdown blow to children vaccination

The lockdown forced by the novel coronavirus has taken a toll on the immunisation of children.Most toddlers had missed the scheduled vaccinations in the first phase of the lockdown because of an advis...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 08.04.20

The how and why of infection and immunisation

The present coronavirus pandemic has some mood-elevating statistics. Not every infected person shows symptoms and dies — 25 per cent have no symptoms at all, 80 per cent recover completely without ...
By Dr. Gita Mathai


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