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Tag: Vaccination

Covid Vaccine
Vax post infection can lower symptoms of long Covid: Study

A majority of people, including children, persistently experience symptoms like brain fog, fatigue and breathlessness ranging from months to years, post a Covid infection.

Union Health Min Mansukh Mandaviya
No Increase Effected By Govt In Medicine Prices: Mandaviya

The government has no role in the price of these medicines and it has not effected any increase in prices and it has no plans to do so, he said.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 459.6 Mn
Eighty New Cases Take Odisha's COVID Tally To 12,86,852

The daily positivity rate was at 0.17 per cent and 12 children were among the newly infected people, it said, adding that 46,795 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.

India Logs 5,921 New COVID-19 Cases, 289 Deaths
78 New Cases Push COVID-19 Tally Of Odisha To 12,86,772

The state now has 822 active cases, while 12,76,782 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 107 in the last 24 hours.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 459.6 Mn
Global Covid Caseload Tops 459.6 Mn

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,993,494 infections and 515,877 deaths), followed by Brazil (29,391,345 infections and 655,557 deaths).

India Covid Cases
India Logs 2,568 New COVID-19 Infections, 97 Fatalities

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,24,46,171 and the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.20 per cent.

INDIA Covid19 CASES
India Logs 4,362 New COVID-19 Cases, 66 Fatalities

The active COVID-19 cases in the country has dipped to 54,118 and comprised 0.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.68 per cent, the ministry said.

Mild Symptoms But More Transmissibility, Covid Task Force Member On BA.2
Global Covid Caseload Tops 446.1 Mn

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,962,953 infections and 515,036 deaths), followed by Brazil (29,056,525 infections and 652,438 deaths).

Over 3 Cr Teenagers Fully Vaccinated Against Covid
Over 3 Cr Teenagers Fully Vaccinated Against Covid

The country has also administered over 2 crore precaution doses among the eligible beneficiaries. Additionally, over 97 per cent of India's adult population has also received their first dose of vaccine against Covid-19.

India Logs 5,921 New COVID-19 Cases, 289 Deaths
India Logs 5,921 New COVID-19 Cases, 289 Deaths

The active cases comprise 0.17 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.65 per cent, the ministry said.

Coronavirus
Global Covid Caseload Tops 443.4 Mn

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,951,556 infections and 514,589 deaths), followed by Brazil (28,978,052 infections and 651,522 deaths).

Antibody Therapies, Vax Blunted By All Three Omicron Subvariants: Study
Antibody Therapies, Vax Blunted By All Three Omicron Subvariants: Study

Of 19 antibodies, 17 were ineffective against the BA.2 subvariant. The researchers found that bebtelovimab, the latest monoclonal antibody to receive FDA Emergency Use Authorisation, is the only currently available antibody therapy that can adequately treat all three Omicron subvariants.

Covid Testing
Active COVID-19 Cases In India Decline To 2,02,131

A reduction of 22,056 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Covid: UK Monitoring Hybrid Deltacron Strain
Global Covid Caseload Tops 424.1 Mn

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 78,476,869 and 935,331, according to the CSSE.

Global Covid Cases
Global Covid Caseload Tops 415.1 Mn

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 78,036,352 and 925,438, according to the CSSE.

Corbevax Gets Drug Controllers Emergency Use Authorisation
Biological E seeks EUA for its Corbevax vaccine for 12-18 yrs age group

Based on the no-objection certificate, Biological E has initiated the clinical study in October 2021 and has evaluated the available safety and immunogenicity results of the ongoing phase 2/3 study, which indicated that the vaccine is safe and immunogenic.

India Saved Around 1L Lives During Third Covid Wave In Dec-Jan
India Logs 83,876 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 895 More Deaths

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 7.25 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 9.18 per cent, the ministry said.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 394.7 Mn
Global Covid Caseload Tops 394.7 Mn

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,188,138 infections and 501,979 deaths), followed by Brazil (26,546,399 infections and 632,514 deaths).

India Reports Over 2.09 Lakh Covid Cases, 959 Fatalities
India Reports Over 2.09 Lakh Covid Cases, 959 Fatalities

India surpassed the one-crore mark in the number of cases on December 19, 2020, and two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 374.3 Mn
Global Covid Caseload Tops 374.3 Mn

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (323,452), Mexico (305,762), Peru (205,347), the UK (156,222), Italy (146,149), Indonesia (144,303), Colombia (134,079), Iran (132,424), France (131,576), Argentina (120,988)), Germany (117,734), Ukraine (106,793) and Poland (105,161).

 Covid-19 Vaccine
UK Expands COVID Vaccines To At-Risk 5 To 11-Year-Old Kids

Eligible children in the youngest cohort will get a second dose eight weeks after their first dose and can't receive any vaccination until four weeks after a positive test for coronavirus.

Cancer Treatment May Inhibit Immune Response To Covid Vaccine
Covid Vaccines Administered In India Cross 165 Cr Mark

Meanwhile, the health minister will chair a high level review meeting on the present Covid situation with five states on Saturday. Mandaviya will review the public health preparedness and response measures being taken in context of Omicron variant in Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh through video conferencing.

Study Shows Booster Dose Of Covaxin Has Neutralising Effect On Omicron, Delta Variants: Bharat Biotech
Study Shows Booster Dose Of Covaxin Has Neutralising Effect On Omicron, Delta Variants: Bharat Biotech

Citing the study results, Bharat Biotech noted that more than 90 per cent of all individuals boosted with Covaxin showed neutralising antibodies.

 Weekly Case Positivity In 300 Districts Over 5%, Don't Treat Omicron As Common Cold: Govt
Weekly Case Positivity In 300 Districts Over 5%, Don't Treat Omicron As Common Cold: Govt

Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections has been noted in India with the case positivity climbing to 11.05 per cent on Wednesday from 1.1 per cent on December 30.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 309.9 Million
Global Covid Caseload Tops 309.9 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (35,707,727 infections and 483,936 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,529,183 infections and 620,251 deaths).

Covid: PM Calls For Ensuring Adequate Health Infra, Accelerating Vaccination Drive For Adolescents
Covid: PM Modi Calls For Ensuring Adequate Health Infra, Accelerating Vaccination Drive For Adolescents

Conveying gratitude for the relentless services provided by healthcare workers in managing the pandemic, he said ensuring precaution dose for them and other frontline workers should be taken up in mission mode, it said.

Union Health Ministry Confirms India's First Omicron Death In Rajasthan
Union Health Ministry Confirms India's First Omicron Death In Rajasthan

The 73-year-old man, who was found infected with Omicron in genome sequencing and who had tested negative for the infection twice, died in a Udaipur hospital on December 31, Rajasthan government officials had said.

Precaution Dose Will Be Of Same Covid Vaccine: Govt
Precaution Dose Will Be Of Same Covid Vaccine: Govt

According to the "Guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination of children between 15-18 years and precaution dose to HCWs, FLWs and 60+ population with comorbidities" issued by the health ministry recently, prioritisation and sequencing of the precaution dose for the beneficiaries would be based on the completion of nine months from the date of administration of the second dose, which is 39 weeks.

Multivariant Covid Vaccine Booster Shows Promise, Early Data Suggests
Multivariant Covid Vaccine Booster Shows Promise, Early Data Suggests

The trials are being conducted by US-based biotechnology company Gritstone bio in collaboration with the University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Omicron Driving Covid Cases, Third Wave In India: Experts
Omicron Driving Covid Cases, Third Wave In India: Experts

India on Monday logged 33,750 new Covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, with an additional 123 fatalities, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The rise in cases took the active caseload to 1,45,582, and pushed the nationwide death toll to 4,81,893.

Covid Scene In 2021: From Worse Than Better To Hope Of Vaccines
Covid Scene In 2021: From Worse Than Better To Hope Of Vaccines

As vaccination gradually picked up pace and its scope was expanded, the government battled controversies surrounding its supply and availability to states and union territories and modifying the vaccine purchase and distribution policies.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 281.3 Mn
Global Covid Caseload Tops 281.3 Mn

The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (12,277,814), Russia (10,236,301), Turkey (9,335,193), France (9,251,021), Germany (7,028,398), Iran (6,186,729), Spain (5,932,626), Italy (5,678,112), Argentina (5,480,305) and Colombia (5,127,971), the CSSE figures showed.

USA Reduces Covid-19 Isolation, Quarantine Time
US Reduces Covid-19 Isolation, Quarantine Time

The CDC has also updated its recommendation of quarantine period for those exposed to Covid-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose or more than 2 months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and not yet boosted, CDC recommends quarantine for five days followed by strict mask use for an additional five days, Xinhua news agency reported.

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.     

Kids 3 Times More At Risk Of Covid: Study
Kids 3 Times More At Risk Of Covid: Study

The study showed that the prevalence in children aged 12 to 17 years more than halved from 5.35 per cent to 2.31 per cent. As of December 14, 76.6 per cent children at ages 12 to 17 years had received at least one vaccine dose.

Omicron Fight: Odisha Plans To Upscale Daily COVID Tests To 70K, Finish Vaccination By Jan 15
Omicron Fight: Odisha Plans To Upscale Daily COVID Tests To 70K, Cent Percent Vaccination By Jan 15

With rising scare of probable surge in the Corona infections driven by the newly discovered variant SARS-CoV-2 called Omicron, the Odisha government on Wednesday directed the district level authorities to enhance the daily Covid sample tests in the State to 70000.

India Currently Facing 3rd Covid Wave, To Hit Peak In February: Scientists
India Currently Facing 3rd Covid Wave, To Hit Peak In February: Scientists

A separate study led by a joint team from the IITs Hyderabad and Kanpur is based on the Sutra model, which tracks the country's Covid-19 trajectory.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 275.4 Mn
Global Covid Caseload Tops 275.4 Mn

The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (11,518,116), Russia (10,064,290), Turkey (9,191,851), France (8,745,272), Germany (6,834,488), Iran (6,173,369), Spain (5,535,231), Italy (5,405,360), Argentina (5,395,044) and Colombia (5,109,022), the CSSE figures showed.

Novavax Vax 90% Effective At Preventing Covid Infections
Novavax Vax 90% Effective At Preventing Covid Infections

Most side effects were mild to moderate and transient. Fever was very rare. The most common side effects in the vaccine recipients included pain and tenderness at the injection site, headache, muscle aches and fatigue that lasted a day on average. None of the recipients developed serious reactions like heart inflammation (myocarditis) or blood clots.

Omicron spreading fast across Europe, other parts of world; avoid non-essential travel: Govt
Omicron Spreading Fast Across Europe, Other Parts Of World; Avoid Non-Essential Travel: Govt

Giving details of Omicron cases in India, it said Maharashtra has reported 32 cases of the variant, Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17), Karnataka (8), Telangana (8), Gujarat (5), Kerala (5), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (1), the government said.

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