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

News  /  Published 21.05.22

Anti-rabies jab for Kolkata dogs from June

Kolkata Municipal Corporation will begin anti-rabies vaccination and neutering of street dogs from June, deputy mayor Atin Ghosh said on Friday. A Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) official said a ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

India  /  Published 16.05.22

Biological E slashes Corbevax price

Pharmaceuticals firm Biological E. Ltd (BE) on Monday said it has reduced the price of its COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax to Rs 250 from Rs 840 a dose, inclusive of GST, for private vaccination centres. I...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.05.22

Booster gap norms relaxed

Relaxing norms for Covid vaccine precaution dose, the Centre on Thursday allowed citizens travelling overseas to get the shot before the stipulated nine-month waiting period as required by the guideli...
By Our Bureau, Agencies

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


India  /  Published 11.05.22

Funds for jab to beat variants

A global vaccine development coalition has decided to fund an India-Australia-Switzerland  research consortium to create a novel so-called “variant-proof” coronavirus vaccine for broa...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.05.22

Jab rights: WTO holds meeting

The first World Trade Organization meeting to discuss a draft agreement to temporarily waive intellectual property rights for Covid -19 vaccines went "very well", its chair said on Friday. ...
By Reuters in Geneva

World  /  Published 06.05.22

'Plant-based Covid vaccine effective'

A new plant-based COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 70 per cent effective against symptomatic disease caused by five variants of the coronavirus, according to results of the human clinical trial of the preve...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Toronto

News  /  Published 06.05.22

Covid cases in double figures in Salt Lake, New Town

Covid cases are back in the twin townships. The state health department has started a survey to detect any spike in the number of Covid-19 cases across the state and both Salt Lake and New Town are un...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

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


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