Tag: Covid 19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccination
Covid precaution doses: Just 24% of eligible population covered

Eligible populations are the persons who have completed 6 months from the date of administration of the 2nd dose.

  • Sunday, 18 September 2022
Corbevax approved as precaution dose for adults vaccinated with Covaxin, Covishield

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on June 4 approved Corbevax as a precaution dose for those aged 18 and above.

  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Corporal Punishment in School
Teacher on one-day deputation to Cuttack school ‘thrashes’ 5 students

The teacher in dock Madhav Roul allegedly beat up five students of Nuagada primary school moments after they returned from toilet.

  • Sunday, 10 July 2022
COVID Vaccine
Covid vaccine prevented over 42 lakh deaths in India: Lancet

Despite the incredible speed of the vaccine roll-out worldwide, more than 3.5 million Covid deaths have been reported

  • Friday, 24 June 2022
COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccines still protect against new Covid-19 variants: WHO

According to Maria van Kerkhove from the WHO's Health Emergencies Program, BA.4 and BA.5 have been detected in a number of countries. The WHO is still evaluating the severity of the two new variants.

  • Thursday, 05 May 2022
Bharat Biotech's Covaxin
Bharat Biotech Announces Slowing Down Of Covaxin Production

Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech on Friday announced the temporary slowing down of its Covid vaccine Covaxin's production across its manufacturing facilities.

  • Saturday, 02 April 2022
US CDC Recommends Additional Covid-19 Boosters For Vulnerable Groups
US CDC Recommends Additional Covid-19 Boosters For Vulnerable Groups

During the recent Omicron surge, those who were boosted were 21 times less likely to die from Covid-19 compared to those who were unvaccinated, and 7 times less likely to be hospitalised, according to the CDC.

  • Wednesday, 30 March 2022
PM Modi
India's Covid Vaccination Drive Science-Driven, People-Powered: PM Modi

Modi asserted that India's vaccination drive, which is the largest in the world, is science-driven.

  • Wednesday, 16 March 2022
Covid Vaccine
UN Chief Denounces 'Scandalously Unequal' Vaccine Distribution

"This failure is the direct result of policy and budgetary decisions that prioritize the health of people in wealthy countries over the health of people in poor countries," said the secretary-general.

  • Thursday, 10 March 2022
India Covid-19 Cases
India Reports 6,561 New Covid Cases, 142 Deaths

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has come down to 0.99 per cent while daily positivity rate stands at 0.74 per cent.

  • Thursday, 03 March 2022
COVID-19 Vaccine
US FDA Mulls Approving Second Covid Booster Shot: Report

The US has already approved the fourth dose for immunocompromised people, such as those living with HIV or certain transplant recipients. Other countries that have approved the fourth shot include the UK, Chile.

  • Sunday, 20 February 2022
Vitamin D
Vitamin D Deficiency Can Reduce Vax Efficacy, Increase Covid Severity: Experts

Lifestyle changes do not only consist of diet and exercise but stepping outdoors for getting your mandatory dose of Vitamin D is also an important component of a healthy lifestyle, he added further while speaking on the importance of lifestyle in the prevention of diseases during Health4All Episode.

  • Sunday, 13 February 2022
Vaccine Against All Types Of Coronavirus
Scientists At IISER Berhampur & KNU Asansol Design ‘Vaccine Against All Types Of Coronavirus’

A universal vaccine which will protect people against all future variants of the lethal coronavirus! How does that sound? Well, a team of Indian scientists claims to have designed a peptide vaccine which can be effective against all the variants of SARS-COV-2.

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  • Sunday, 13 February 2022
Covid Vaccine
India Crosses 170 Cr Vaccination Mark

As per the government CoWIN portal, India has administered over 170 crore of vaccine doses so far that includes over 95 crore of first doses, over 73 crore as second shots and over 1.45 crore precaution doses.

  • Monday, 07 February 2022
 Covid-19 Vaccine
Pfizer, BioNTech Start Clinical Trial Of Omicron-Specific Covid-19 Vaccine

The trials would evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine candidate, according to a joint statement by the companies on Tuesday. The study would involve up to 1,420 participants.

  • Wednesday, 26 January 2022
India's Covid Vaccination Drive Completes 1 Year
India's Covid Vaccination Drive Completes 1 Year, Over 156.76 Cr Doses Administered So Far

In the vaccination drive, the country has achieved several milestones, which have no precedent in the world, including administering over 100 crore doses in less than nine months, administering 2.51 crore doses in a single day and several times administering one crore doses in a day, it said.

  • Sunday, 16 January 2022
Booster Doses Of Current Vaccines May Not Be Enough: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that current Covid-19 vaccines may need to be updated if they are to provide continued protection against emerging variants, including Omicron.

  • Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Over 2 Crore Children In 15-18 Age Group Vaccinated With First Dose So Far: Mandaviya
Over 2 Crore Children In 15-18 Age Group Vaccinated With First Dose So Far: Mandaviya

"Great Going, my Young Friends. Over 2 crore youngsters between the 15-18 age group have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in less than a week of vaccination drive for children," Mandaviya tweeted.

  • Saturday, 08 January 2022
Phase III Trial Of Bharat Biotech Intranasal Vaccine
DGCI Approves For Phase III Trial Of Bharat Biotech Intranasal Vaccine As Booster

According to a source, Bharat Biotech aims to conduct clinical trials on 5,000 healthy subjects: half or 2,500 individuals who have received Covishield and another 2,500 who have been administered Covaxin.

  • Wednesday, 05 January 2022
Over 80K Teenagers Take Covid Vax Jab In Odisha On 1st Day
Over 80K Teenagers Take Covid Vax Jab In Odisha On 1st Day

Only Covaxin vaccine has been given to those who are in the 15-18 age group.

  • Tuesday, 04 January 2022
Vaccination Of Children
Vaccination Of Children: BMC Targets To Inoculate 1 Lakh Teens In Bhubaneswar

Mishra said that a person is eligible to get the dose if the gap between the second dose of Covid vaccine and the registration date for the booster is more than 9 months (39 weeks).

  • Friday, 31 December 2021
Children Can Register For Vaccines From Jan 1, All To Be Inoculated Within A Month
Children Can Register For Vaccines From Jan 1, All To Be Inoculated Within A Month: Odisha Health Dept

At present, the State has 7.05 lakh healthcare and frontline workers and around 10.47 lakh people above 60 years with co-morbidities, said the top health official.

  • Thursday, 30 December 2021
Over 25 Lakh Children In Odisha To Get Covid Vaccine Doses From Jan 3 
Over 25 Lakh Children In Odisha To Get Covid Vaccine Doses From Jan 3 

Over 25 lakh eligible beneficiaries between 15-18 years age group in Odisha will start receiving doses from January 3.     

  • Monday, 27 December 2021
Big Announcements
PM Modi’s 3 Major Announcements: Precaution Dose, Vaccine For Kids From January 2022

India charts a separate way. Addressing the nation on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi announced that children in the 15-18 years age group will now get COVID-19 vaccines starting 3rd January 2022. The government has also decided that precaution dose of vaccine will be started for frontline workers and healthcare workers and elderly with co-morbid conditions.

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  • Sunday, 26 December 2021
One Dose Of Ad5-nCoV Covid Vax Is Safe, Effective: The Lancet
One Dose Of Ad5-nCoV Covid Vax Is Safe, Effective: The Lancet

The vaccine has been approved for emergency use in 10 countries, including Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Pakistan, where this current clinical trial took place.

  • Saturday, 25 December 2021
No Evidence To Suggest Existing Vaccines Don't Work On Omicron: Govt

The Union Health Ministry said that the number of cases of new Covid strain Omicron has crossed the 200 -mark in India.

  • Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Covid Warriors Walk 24Km In Kullu
Covid Warriors Walk 24Km Along Rocky Hills To Administer 2nd Dose Of Vaccine

A health team in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh travelled 24 kilometres on foot to reach Shankli village atop the hills to administer the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine to beneficiaries.

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  • Friday, 03 December 2021
Deploy State Officials To Motivate People For Full Vaccination: Mandaviya
Deploy State Officials To Motivate People For Full Vaccination: Mandaviya

"Let us ensure collectively that no eligible citizen is left without the 'Suraksha Kawachh' of Covid-19 vaccine in the country, and address issues of hesitancy, misinformation, superstition etc", said Mandaviya.

  • Monday, 22 November 2021
Covid Vaccine
Over 21.65 Crore Unutilised Vaccine Doses Available With States, UTs: MoHFW

Among the age group of 18-44 years, a total of 44,03,91,026 shots of the first dose and 18,67,51,559 jabs of the second dose have been administered so far.

  • Saturday, 20 November 2021
Covid Vaccine
Zydus Cadila Agrees To Reduce Its Covid Vaccine Price To Rs 265 A Dose, Final Decision Soon: Sources

The government is currently procuring two other vaccines -- Covishield at Rs 205 per dose and Covaxin at Rs 215 per dose -- for the national COVID-19 immunisation programme.

  • Sunday, 31 October 2021
PM Modi
Country Now Has Strong 'Protective Shield' Of 100 Crore Vaccine Doses Against Pandemic: PM Modi

Modi also expressed gratitude to all the vaccine manufacturing companies of the country, workers engaged in vaccine transportation and health sector professionals engaged in administering the vaccines.

  • Thursday, 21 October 2021
Covid Vaccine
Total COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered In India Crosses 100-Crore Milestone

The top five states which have administered the highest number of doses are Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Thursday, 21 October 2021
WHO To Meet Next Week To Consider Emergency Use Listing Of India's Covaxin
WHO To Meet Next Week To Consider Emergency Use Listing Of India's Covaxin

Bharat Biotech recently said it has submitted all data pertaining to Covaxin to the WHO for the EUL and is awaiting feedback from the global health watchdog.

  • Monday, 18 October 2021
Covid-19 Vaccination
'India To Achieve 100 Cr-Vax Target On Oct 14, Centre Plans Big Event'

The Health Ministry has planned that the feat will be celebrated as India's triumph over Covid 'evil spirit' much like the 'Vijayadashami' festival, which signifies the victory of good over evil.

  • Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Covaxin Approved For Children In 2-18 Age Group

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) has given the necessary approval for the administration of the anti-Covid vaccine to children.

  • Tuesday, 12 October 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine
WHO Experts Back Covid Booster Dose For Immunocompromised

Since the end of September, several Covid-19 vaccines have been certified by the WHO UEL, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Covishield.

  • Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Covid-19 Vaccination
Putin Spies Stole AstraZeneca Covid Formula To Create Sputnik Vax

Conservative MP Bob Seely, an expert in Russian affairs, said: "I think we need to get serious about Russian and Chinese espionage. Whether it is stealing the design for AstraZeneca or blackmailing us over energy by these authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, we need to get wise to them."

  • Monday, 11 October 2021
COVID Vaccine
WHO Set To Vaccinate 40% Population Of Every Nation By Yr End

Earlier this year, the WHO had set a target for all countries to vaccinate 10 per cent of their populations by the end of September, but 56 countries didn't make it.

  • Friday, 08 October 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine
Over 88.14 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Given To States, Uts: Health Ministry

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the government has been supporting states and UTs by providing them COVID-19 vaccines for free, the ministry said.

  • Saturday, 02 October 2021
Odisha Health Director Bijay Mohapatra
‘Fully Vaccinated People Less Likely To Be Critical Post Covid-19 Infection’

Odisha Health Director Bijay Mohapatra urged the people in the State to get double doses of vaccines at the earliest as the effect of post-Covid effects on the fully vaccinated people are less.

  • Friday, 01 October 2021