Articles about COVID-19 Vaccination

As vaccination pace remains slow, Centre may reduce private quota

28 Jul 2021

As vaccination pace remains slow, Centre may reduce private quota

The Centre may soon reduce the 25% quota of COVID-19 vaccine supply for private facilities for their failure to pick up the earmarked quota.

UP man dies by suicide after COVID-19 vaccine center assault

27 Jul 2021

UP man dies by suicide after COVID-19 vaccine center assault

A man died by suicide in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat hours after being assaulted by policemen at a COVID-19 vaccination center.

COVID-19 vaccine for children likely next month, says Health Minister

27 Jul 2021

COVID-19 vaccine for children likely next month, says Health Minister

India will likely start administering coronavirus vaccines to children in a matter of weeks, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this morning, news agency ANI reported.

India to miss July vaccination target over low COVAXIN supply

26 Jul 2021

India to miss July vaccination target over low COVAXIN supply

India will miss its target to give out over 500 million (50 crore) coronavirus vaccine shots by the end of July, mainly because of low supplies of COVAXIN, its only indigenous jab so far.

COVID-19 vaccines for children likely by September, says AIIMS chief

24 Jul 2021

COVID-19 vaccines for children likely by September, says AIIMS chief

India will likely have its first coronavirus vaccine for children by September, said Dr. Randeep Guleria, the chief of Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Pawar: Those fully vaccinated should be allowed to go out

22 Jul 2021

Pawar: Those fully vaccinated should be allowed to go out

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Wednesday that he was of the view that those who have received both the jabs of coronavirus vaccines should be allowed to "go out."

COVID-19 vaccination drive to resume from Friday in Mumbai

22 Jul 2021

COVID-19 vaccination drive to resume from Friday in Mumbai

The COVID-19 inoculation drive will resume in Mumbai from Friday at civic and government-run centers after the arrival of the new stock of vaccines, which was expected to arrive on Wednesday night, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Get jabbed, become 'Baahubali': PM Modi

19 Jul 2021

Get jabbed, become 'Baahubali': PM Modi

The vaccine is given in the baahu (arm) and those who take it become Baahubali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday and asserted that over 40 crore people have become Baahubali (strong) in the fight against coronavirus.

Kerala imposes 2-day complete lockdown before easing curbs for Bakrid

17 Jul 2021

Kerala imposes 2-day complete lockdown before easing curbs for Bakrid

In a worrying development, the Kerala government has decided to ease several curbs on July 19 and 20 for the occasion of Eid al-Adha, which will be celebrated either on July 20 or 21.

Coronavirus: Centre flags increase in 'R' factor in several states

14 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: Centre flags increase in 'R' factor in several states

The Indian government today raised concerns over an increase in the 'R' factor linked to the coronavirus' spread in several states and union territories.

Gujarat government suspends COVID-19 vaccination drive for Mamata Diwas

14 Jul 2021

Gujarat government suspends COVID-19 vaccination drive for Mamata Diwas

The Gujarat government suspended the COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday in view of Mamata Diwas, which is observed as part of the ongoing universal immunization program for pregnant women, children, and infants, an official said.

Kerala student, India's first COVID-19 patient, reinfected with virus

13 Jul 2021

Kerala student, India's first COVID-19 patient, reinfected with virus

A medical student from Kerala's Thrissur district, who was the first COVID-19 case in India last January, has contracted the virus again, reports said on Tuesday.

Parliament's Monsoon Session set to begin with COVID-19 protocols

13 Jul 2021

Parliament's Monsoon Session set to begin with COVID-19 protocols

The 19-day Monsoon Session of the Parliament is set to commence on July 19 and will conclude on August 13, with all the necessary COVID-19 protocols in place.

PM Modi: Concerned to see huge crowds in hill stations

13 Jul 2021

PM Modi: Concerned to see huge crowds in hill stations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it is a matter of concern that big crowds are thronging hill stations and market areas without masks and social distancing.

COVID-19: Serum to start producing Sputnik V vaccine from September

13 Jul 2021

COVID-19: Serum to start producing Sputnik V vaccine from September

The Serum Institute of India (SII) will begin producing the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, from September, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced today.

Delhi out of Covishield stock, many vaccine centers shut today

13 Jul 2021

Delhi out of Covishield stock, many vaccine centers shut today

Delhi has run out of its Covishield vaccine stock, forcing several government-run coronavirus vaccination centers to remain closed today.

Third COVID-19 wave "imminent," says IMA, warns against laxity

12 Jul 2021

Third COVID-19 wave "imminent," says IMA, warns against laxity

A third wave of coronavirus infections in India is unavoidable and around the corner, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) warned today in a press release.

Coronavirus: India reports over 42K fresh cases, 1,200+ deaths

10 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India reports over 42K fresh cases, 1,200+ deaths

India on Saturday added 42,766 new coronavirus cases, recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 3,07,95,716.

COVID-19 task force chief points to crowds, warns new surge

10 Jul 2021

COVID-19 task force chief points to crowds, warns new surge

Dr. VK Paul, the chief of India's COVID-19 task force, has once again warned that the second wave of the pandemic is not over yet and infections can rise if protocols are ignored.

Researchers developing self-amplifying RNA-based COVID-19 vaccines with milder doses required

09 Jul 2021

Researchers developing self-amplifying RNA-based COVID-19 vaccines with milder doses required

Presently, the COVID-19 vaccination drives around the world pose a logistical nightmare to organizers and the need for multiple jabs per person isn't helping matters.

US coronavirus cases rising sharply as Delta variant spreads

08 Jul 2021

US coronavirus cases rising sharply as Delta variant spreads

Coronavirus cases in the United States have once again begun rising as the highly-contagious Delta variant has spread further and vaccinations have considerably slowed down in the past couple of months.

Global COVID-19 deaths hit four million amid rush to vaccinate

08 Jul 2021

Global COVID-19 deaths hit four million amid rush to vaccinate

The global COVID-19 death toll eclipsed four million Wednesday as the crisis increasingly becomes a race between the vaccine and the highly contagious delta variant.

1.66 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses available with states: Centre

06 Jul 2021

1.66 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses available with states: Centre

More than 1.66 crore (1,66,63,643) coronavirus vaccine doses are currently available with states, union territories, and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a press release today.

Menstruating women denied COVID-19 jab at centers in Karnataka

03 Jul 2021

Menstruating women denied COVID-19 jab at centers in Karnataka

Health workers at some vaccination centers in Karnataka have been asking menstruating women to take the COVID-19 shot once their cycle ends, The Times of India reported.

Pregnant women are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, walk-in allowed

02 Jul 2021

Pregnant women are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, walk-in allowed

Pregnant women in India are now eligible to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, the central government said on Friday, marking a major policy shift in the national inoculation program.

BMC issues new norms for vaccination camps at offices, societies

02 Jul 2021

BMC issues new norms for vaccination camps at offices, societies

In light of the recent COVID-19 vaccination scam, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued additional guidelines and stated that inoculation at housing societies and workplaces will only be conducted by private vaccination centers registered on CoWIN portal, an official said on Friday.

COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected in all US states

01 Jul 2021

COVID-19 Delta variant has been detected in all US states

The highly-contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus has now been detected in all the 50 states of America and capital Washington, DC, CNN reported.

Citizens irked over suspension of COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai

01 Jul 2021

Citizens irked over suspension of COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai

Mumbaikars expressed unhappiness over the suspension of the COVID-19 vaccination drive at civic and government-run centers in Mumbai on Thursday due to a shortage of vaccine doses and raised questions over the management of the inoculation program.

Complaint against Singapore doctor for posting anti-Islam comments

01 Jul 2021

Complaint against Singapore doctor for posting anti-Islam comments

A police report has been filed against a doctor in Singapore for allegedly making comments against Islam and Muslims on social media.

Government sets monthly limit of vaccine stocks for private hospitals

30 Jun 2021

Government sets monthly limit of vaccine stocks for private hospitals

The central government today revised the coronavirus vaccination rules for private hospitals across India, amid concerns that they are underutilizing their stocks.

COVAXIN effectively neutralizes the Delta variant, top US body says

30 Jun 2021

COVAXIN effectively neutralizes the Delta variant, top US body says

Through the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen many variants emerge and cause fatal outbreaks across the globe.

Don't spare 'big fish' in fake vaccination cases: High Court

29 Jun 2021

Don't spare 'big fish' in fake vaccination cases: High Court

On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court said that the Mumbai Police, probing instances of fake vaccination camps against COVID-19, must identify the "big fish" in such cases and not spare them.

Guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination of pregnant women issued

29 Jun 2021

Guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination of pregnant women issued

The Union Health Ministry has prepared a fact sheet to guide frontline workers and vaccinators on counseling pregnant women about the value and precautions of the COVID-19 vaccine so that they can make an informed decision.

India has now administered more vaccine doses than the US

28 Jun 2021

India has now administered more vaccine doses than the US

Even as daily cases in India continue to fall, the country's vaccination drive is finally picking pace.

Kolkata: Three more arrested in dubious COVID-19 vaccine camps case

26 Jun 2021

Kolkata: Three more arrested in dubious COVID-19 vaccine camps case

Three more associates of fake IAS Officer Debanjan Deb were arrested today morning in connection with the dubious COVID-19 vaccination camps in Kolkata, a senior police officer said.

Over 13,000 prison inmates vaccinated against COVID-19 in Maharashtra

24 Jun 2021

Over 13,000 prison inmates vaccinated against COVID-19 in Maharashtra

More than 13,000 prison inmates in Maharashtra have been so far vaccinated against coronavirus and the number of active COVID-19 cases among them has reduced significantly, the State Government told the Bombay High Court on Thursday.

Congress should work to address vaccine hesitancy: Sonia Gandhi

24 Jun 2021

Congress should work to address vaccine hesitancy: Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that the party must play an active role in ensuring full COVID-19 vaccination coverage and address vaccine hesitancy wherever evident.

Single dose of Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines offers 60 percent protection

24 Jun 2021

Single dose of Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines offers 60 percent protection

A single dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine offers around 60 percent protection against infection from SARS-CoV-2 in adults aged 65 years and above, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Bogus vaccination camp: Woman held for providing fake IDs, certificates

24 Jun 2021

Bogus vaccination camp: Woman held for providing fake IDs, certificates

A woman was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the bogus vaccination drive held at a residential society in suburban Kandivali last month, police said, adding she used to provide fake ID cards and certificates to co-accused in the case.

Bengal: Women with young kids to be vaccinated on priority

24 Jun 2021

Bengal: Women with young kids to be vaccinated on priority

Amid a warning that children might be infected during the possible third wave of coronavirus, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that priority would be given to inoculate women having children aged up to 12 years.