India  /  Published 21.09.21

India won't buy Pfizer, Moderna jabs: Report

India's government will not buy COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, three government sources told Reuters, mainly because domestic output of more affordable and easier-to-store vaccin...
By Reuters in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.09.21

PM Modi says 'a political party got fever' seeing India set vaccine record

Fresh from his 71st birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wise-cracked on Saturday that “a political party ran a fever” after India administered a record 22.6 million Covid vaccines on Fr...
By G.S. Mudur, J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.09.21

Govt's claim on jabs: 1=2, but please take 2 doses

The Union health ministry on Thursday claimed the Covid-19 vaccines used in India offered nearly the same protective effect against death after the first dose as after the second dose, baffling expert...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.21

Ransack and roadblocks to protest vaccine shortage

A rural hospital was ransacked and blockades were raised at two different locations in Alipurduar district on Thursday because of dearth of Covid-19 vaccines. Around 3am, over 200 people walked up to...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

India  /  Published 22.08.21

Zydus readies for output challenge

Zydus Cadila expects to produce 30 to 40 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine by December instead of the 50 million doses the Centre hoped to receive from the Ahmedabad-based maker of India’s f...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


Jharkhand  /  Published 20.08.21

Community jabs by Tata Steel

The Tata Steel Foundation in partnership with National Health Mission, Jharkhand and West Singhbhum administration has started a community vaccination programme in Noamundi from Friday in an...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.08.21

State: 1.5 lakh get vaccinated

Nearly 1.5 lakh residents were vaccinated in Jharkhand on Wednesday as more than 1200 session sites remained operational across the state from morning till evening, figures released by the health...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 18.08.21

2nd dose 2 days a week at CMC units

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation has decided to administer second doses of Covid vaccines only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, modifying an earlier arrangement that kept three days in a week reserved f...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.08.21

Two US jabs seek India nod for emergency use

India’s drug regulatory agency has received applications for emergency use authorisation for the Covid-19 vaccines from Novavax and Johnson & Johnson that are both licensed for domestic prod...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 05.08.21

Moderna: Jabs remain effective

Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Thursday its Covid-19 shot was about 93% effective through six months after the second dose, showing hardly any change from the 94% efficacy reported in its original clini...
By Reuters


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