News  /  Published 05.07.22

Door-to-door Covid booster appeal for 60-plus from Salt Lake to Kestopur

The Salt Lake civic body is going to start door-to-door visits across all 41 wards to find out which houses have people above 60 years who are yet to receive the Covid booster dose. Amid a fresh rise...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 04.07.22

Minister: 90% adults jabbed

Ninety per cent of India's adult population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Monday, as the total number of vaccine doses administered in...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.07.22

USA to get SII's Covovax vaccine

The government has allowed Serum Institute of India (SII) to supply 32.4 lakh doses of its Covid -19 jab Covovax under the brand name Nuvaxovid to the US, which will be the first vaccine to be exporte...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 25.06.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation banks on home visit for Covid jab awareness

The civic body said it was banking on door-to-door visits by its field workers, which many Kolkatans said had almost stopped a few months ago, to persuade people to take all their Covid vaccine doses ...
By Subhajoy Roy

West Bengal  /  Published 25.06.22

Govt: July deadline for second jab

The steep spike in Covid cases has prompted the Bengal government to set a July 31 deadline for health department officials across the state to administer due second doses of vaccines. Sources said d...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta


News  /  Published 23.06.22

West Bengal requests shortening of gap between 2nd and 3rd Covid vaccine doses

The state government has written to the Centre, requesting for a reduction in the gap between the second dose of Covid vaccines and the precaution or booster dose, which is now nine months. As West B...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

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

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

News  /  Published 21.05.22

Adult immunisation centre at Belle Vue Clinic

Various aspects of adult immunisation were discussed at the launch of an adult immunisation centre at Belle Vue Clinic in south-central Kolkata on Friday. Doctors said with age, people become more su...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.05.22

RN Tagore hospital offers jabs to 3 Kolkata schools

A private city hospital has approached several schools to administer Covid vaccination to students and teachers free of cost before they run out of stock or the vaccines expire. Some of the schools s...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


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