COVID-19 Vaccination

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UK: Seven blood-clotting-related deaths in 18mn AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients

03 Apr 2021

UK: Seven blood-clotting-related deaths in 18mn AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients

On Saturday, the United Kingdom's medical regulator said that seven people—out of more than 18 million recipients of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab for COVID-19 in the country—died of unusual blood clots.

COVID-19: Vaccination for people above 45 years starts

01 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Vaccination for people above 45 years starts

The COVID-19 vaccination for all the people aged 45 years and above commenced from Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said.

UP: Schools for Classes upto 8 shut till April 4

31 Mar 2021

UP: Schools for Classes upto 8 shut till April 4

Amid a spike in coronavirus cases, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday extended to April 4 the closure of all schools for students up to Class 8, according to an official.

Farooq Abdullah tests COVID-19 positive; PM wishes him speedy recovery

30 Mar 2021

Farooq Abdullah tests COVID-19 positive; PM wishes him speedy recovery

Veteran politician and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, who isolated himself at home on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19, was wished a speedy recovery by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

90% Americans to be eligible for vaccine by April 19

30 Mar 2021

90% Americans to be eligible for vaccine by April 19

US President Joe Biden has announced that 90 percent of the adults in the country will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination by April 19 and the final 10 percent will be eligible no later than May 1.

Hong Kong suspends Pfizer vaccines over packaging defects

24 Mar 2021

Hong Kong suspends Pfizer vaccines over packaging defects

Hong Kong suspended vaccinations using Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shots in the city on Wednesday after they were informed by its distributor Fosun that one batch had defective bottle lids.

Protection from COVID-19 vaccine possibly lasts 8-10 months: AIIMS Director

20 Mar 2021

Protection from COVID-19 vaccine possibly lasts 8-10 months: AIIMS Director

The COVID-19 vaccine should be able to give good protection from the infection for eight to ten months or even more, AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Why are people in France hesitant to get vaccinated?

19 Mar 2021

Coronavirus: Why are people in France hesitant to get vaccinated?

Over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, several accelerated vaccines have offered hope in containing the number of infections globally.

Centenarian gets first COVID-19 shot in Delhi

19 Mar 2021

Centenarian gets first COVID-19 shot in Delhi

Sindh-born Kamla Das who turned 100 during the height of the pandemic in Delhi last September, got her first shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi on Thursday, her daughter said.

First known baby with COVID-19 antibodies born in US

18 Mar 2021

First known baby with COVID-19 antibodies born in US

Pediatricians have reported the first known case of a woman, who was given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during her pregnancy, giving birth to a baby with antibodies against the novel coronavirus.

COVAXIN Phase-II trial interim data shows better reactogenicity, safety: Lancet

09 Mar 2021

COVAXIN Phase-II trial interim data shows better reactogenicity, safety: Lancet

COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, has shown better reactogenicity and safety, Phase II trial interim data published in The Lancet journal showed.

COVID-19 vaccination: DGCA issues guidelines for pilots, cabin crew

09 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: DGCA issues guidelines for pilots, cabin crew

Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued a series of guidelines on Tuesday to be followed by pilots and crew members after they get vaccinated against COVID-19.

COVID-19: What precautions should be followed by those 'fully vaccinated'?

09 Mar 2021

COVID-19: What precautions should be followed by those 'fully vaccinated'?

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidelines for those people who have been "fully vaccinated" against the novel coronavirus.

Over 20 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in a day

09 Mar 2021

Over 20 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in a day

More than 20 lakh people were inoculated against coronavirus on March 8, the highest in a day so far, taking the total number of vaccine doses administered in the country to over 2.3 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Women's Day: Widows of Vrindavan vaccinated against COVID-19

09 Mar 2021

Women's Day: Widows of Vrindavan vaccinated against COVID-19

Two dozen widows at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district got vaccinated against COVID-19 on International Women's Day on Monday, according to a non-government organization (NGO).

COVID-19 vaccination: Important dos and don'ts you should follow

04 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: Important dos and don'ts you should follow

More than 1.6 crore have been administered the coronavirus vaccine in India thus far.

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, wife get COVID-19 vaccine shot

02 Mar 2021

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, wife get COVID-19 vaccine shot

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the first dose of indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday.

Why are private hospitals charging for COVID-19 vaccine, asks Chavan

02 Mar 2021

Why are private hospitals charging for COVID-19 vaccine, asks Chavan

Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday questioned the Centre's decision to let private hospitals charge for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase-II of the immunization drive that began on Monday.

Bengaluru: 97-year-old first to get COVID-19 vaccine in city

01 Mar 2021

Bengaluru: 97-year-old first to get COVID-19 vaccine in city

A 97-year old man became the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Bengaluru as the drive for inoculating the general public got underway in Karnataka on Monday.

Are you eligible for COVID-19 vaccination? Should you get it?

25 Feb 2021

Are you eligible for COVID-19 vaccination? Should you get it?

India is scheduled to begin the second phase of its COVID-19 vaccination drive from March 1.

Petitions demand prisoners out on bail or parole be vaccinated

22 Feb 2021

Petitions demand prisoners out on bail or parole be vaccinated

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response of the Delhi Government on two pleas by March 26, seeking vaccination of all the prisoners who were out on bail or parole before they surrender so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection inside prisons.