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Representational: The decision makes India one of the first countries to allow all adults to seek a vaccine, (Waseem Andrabi/HT)

Vaccines for all from May

By Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 05:18 AM IST
Allocation of doses to states and Union territories will be on the basis of their active case load and their performance in vaccinating people, while wastage will be taken into affect as criteria that can affect a state negatively when doses are being distributed by Centre.
Both the companies were seeking to ramp up their vaccine production in the wake of rising demand for Covid-19 vaccines, and looking to raise finances.(Reuters representative image)
Both the companies were seeking to ramp up their vaccine production in the wake of rising demand for Covid-19 vaccines, and looking to raise finances.(Reuters representative image)

Govt okays extending aid to vaccine makers

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 01:05 AM IST
India is currently inoculating its citizens using two vaccines -- the Oxford/AztraZeneca vaccine manufactured by SII under the brand name Covishield, and Covaxin created by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research and manufactured by Bharat Biotech.
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is a single-dose jab, whereas the three vaccines cleared by India so far are of doubles doses.(Reuters file photo)
Johnson & Johnson's vaccine is a single-dose jab, whereas the three vaccines cleared by India so far are of doubles doses.(Reuters file photo)

J&J seeks permission for phase-3 trial of its Covid-19 vaccine in India

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 11:15 PM IST
This comes close to the heels of the central government last week deciding to fast-track emergency approvals for all foreign produced coronavirus jabs that have been given a similar nod by the World Health Organization.
A beneficiary receiving second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.(PTI file photo)
A beneficiary receiving second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.(PTI file photo)

Covid-19 vaccine check: Making doses count

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 06:02 AM IST
Over 138 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been received by states and Union territories across the country.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the Covid-19 situation of the country and the ongoing vaccination drive.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the Covid-19 situation of the country and the ongoing vaccination drive.

Rahul writes to PM Modi, asks why govt allowed Covid-19 vaccine exports

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Demanding immediate moratorium on vaccine export, the Congress leader urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the vaccination drive to all those who need it.
Hansal Mehta's 25-year-old son has Down Syndrome.
Hansal Mehta's 25-year-old son has Down Syndrome.

Hansal shares pic of son with Down Syndrome after govt's 'need, not want' remark

UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has reacted to the Centre's comment on 'needing, not wanting' the coronavirus vaccine with the example of his 25-year-old son, Pallava.
Kamlesh Kumari, a woman in her 50s, was administered with both doses of Covid-19 vaccine in one-go at a primary health centre in Akbarpur area of Kanpur Dehat district. The health worker who was involved in this mishap was reportedly on a phone call when the incident happened. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)
Kamlesh Kumari, a woman in her 50s, was administered with both doses of Covid-19 vaccine in one-go at a primary health centre in Akbarpur area of Kanpur Dehat district. The health worker who was involved in this mishap was reportedly on a phone call when the incident happened. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)

Health worker, busy on a phone call, gives two doses of Covid vaccine to woman

PTI | , Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 05:32 PM IST
The incident occurred in Akbarpur area of Kanpur Dehat district in UP where health worker Archana ended up giving Kamlesh Kumari, a woman in her 50s, two doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
The HSC (Class XII) and SSC (Class X) exams in Maharashtra are to start from April 23 and April 29 respectively and will go on till the last week of May.(HT file photo)
The HSC (Class XII) and SSC (Class X) exams in Maharashtra are to start from April 23 and April 29 respectively and will go on till the last week of May.(HT file photo)

Before HSC, SSC exams in Maharashtra, vaccinate students, says Latur group

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:22 PM IST
The HSC and SSC exams, scheduled from next Month, must be conducted after all students are vaccinated for Covid-19, a delegation that met Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in Latur on Friday said.
Soni Razdan has talked about providing Covid-19 vaccine to actors.
Soni Razdan has talked about providing Covid-19 vaccine to actors.

Soni Razdan wants Covid-19 vaccine for actors: 'We actually can’t wear masks'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 12:17 PM IST
Actor Soni Razdan is concerned for her fellow actors' well being. She tweeted her stand on why actors should be provided the Covid-19 vaccine.
Dr Ngong Cyprian receives his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, at the National hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (REUTERS)
Dr Ngong Cyprian receives his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, at the National hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (REUTERS)

Doctor gets Nigeria's first Covid-19 vaccine amid cheers and hope

Reuters | , Abuja
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:39 PM IST
  • Two other male doctors and one female nurse were also inoculated in white tents draped in green, the colours of the national flag, while cameras rolled and officials clapped and cheered.
Saif Ali Khan was seen at a vaccination centre in Mumbai on Friday.
Saif Ali Khan was seen at a vaccination centre in Mumbai on Friday.

Saif Ali Khan spotted at vaccination centre in Mumbai. See pics

PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Saif Ali Khan was spotted at a vaccination centre in Mumbai on Friday. The actor was clicked by the paparazzi at the centre.
Senior citizens enquiring at the registration desk as they arrive to get the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination in Bengaluru on Monday(ANI)
Senior citizens enquiring at the registration desk as they arrive to get the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine during the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination in Bengaluru on Monday(ANI)

51% vaccination on Day 2, technical glitches persist in Bengaluru

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 07:15 PM IST
  • 2,153 out of 4,200 targeted beneficiaries inoculated; governor, Wipro chairman Azim Premji get vaccine shots
In this undated handout photo provided by Kensington Palace on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smile during a video call to people with health conditions about the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Duke of Cambridge has urged people to keep on taking the Covid-19 vaccination so "younger generations" will feel "it's really important for them to have it". (Kensington Palace via AP)(AP)
In this undated handout photo provided by Kensington Palace on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge smile during a video call to people with health conditions about the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Duke of Cambridge has urged people to keep on taking the Covid-19 vaccination so "younger generations" will feel "it's really important for them to have it". (Kensington Palace via AP)(AP)

Prince William backs anti-Covid-19 vaccines in call with Indian-origin family

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:30 PM IST
More than 18 million people have now had a first vaccine dose, equivalent to one in three adults in the UK.
Medical staff administers Covid-19 vaccine to beneficiary at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion in Mumbai(Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)
Medical staff administers Covid-19 vaccine to beneficiary at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion in Mumbai(Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times)

Govt to vaccinate people above 50 from March 1, asks states, UTs to prepare

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:05 AM IST
  • Bhushan pointed out that a large number of healthcare workers across the country are yet to be vaccinated against coronavirus disease and it is necessary to vaccinate them quickly in order for other healthcare services to resume in a full-fledged manner akin to pre-pandemic times.
The District of Columbia is now offering vaccinations to residents over age 65, but numbers show that seniors in the poorest and blackest parts of Washington are lagging behind.(AP)
The District of Columbia is now offering vaccinations to residents over age 65, but numbers show that seniors in the poorest and blackest parts of Washington are lagging behind.(AP)

Washington taps pastors to overcome racial divide on Covid-19 vaccine

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Black residents make up a little under half of Washington’s population, but constitute nearly three-fourths of the city's Covid-19 deaths.
On the coronavirus pandemic, Suga said he has had an unwavering resolve to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people since assuming his post in September.(AP)
On the coronavirus pandemic, Suga said he has had an unwavering resolve to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people since assuming his post in September.(AP)

Suga expresses concern over China's dominance in East and South China sea at G7

ANI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 04:07 PM IST
It was the first G7 meeting that included Suga, US President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Facebook has introduced more stringent policies to combat Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the pandemic.(Reuters)
Facebook has introduced more stringent policies to combat Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the pandemic.(Reuters)

Facebook says it will take down false Covid-19 vaccine claims

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 10:22 AM IST
Facebook said it would remove groups, pages and accounts that repeatedly share the debunked claims.
Covid-19 vaccine shots being administered to people at Nair Hospital. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Covid-19 vaccine shots being administered to people at Nair Hospital. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)

India fastest to cross 5 million-mark on Covid vaccination, says health ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 08:56 PM IST
India had vaccinated 3,31,029 beneficiaries on Friday, as per the data of the health ministry.
EU governments are under fire over a slow start to vaccinations in the bloc.(Pixabay)
EU governments are under fire over a slow start to vaccinations in the bloc.(Pixabay)

Covid-19 vaccination delay could cost EU economy 90 billion euros: Study

Reuters | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:37 PM IST
To reach a goal of 70% immunity in adults by the summer, the EU would need a sixfold increase in the rate of vaccination.
The health ministry said 4,120,741 healthcare workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in India as of 7pm on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)
The health ministry said 4,120,741 healthcare workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in India as of 7pm on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

Over 4.1 million healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19: Health ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 10:00 PM IST
On the eighteenth day of the vaccination drive the country has reported 106 case of adverse events following immunisation.
Manish Kumar said it wasn’t a coincidence that he was a part of the first batch of frontline staffers at the premier AIIMS to be vaccinated, all of whom received a jab of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.(REUTERS)
Manish Kumar said it wasn’t a coincidence that he was a part of the first batch of frontline staffers at the premier AIIMS to be vaccinated, all of whom received a jab of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.(REUTERS)

Manish Kumar first to take shot in Delhi

By shiv sunny, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:20 AM IST
Manish Kumar on Saturday emerged as the face of a months-long global effort against time to develop an inoculation against the infection that has killed over two million people. He said he always believed in the efficacy and safety of the vaccine.
Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla asked police chiefs of all the states and union territories, Civil Defence, home guards and fire services to prepare a database of personnel or Covid-19 vaccination.(ANI Twitter)
Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla asked police chiefs of all the states and union territories, Civil Defence, home guards and fire services to prepare a database of personnel or Covid-19 vaccination.(ANI Twitter)

Centre asks civil defence, fire services, home guards to prepare list of personnel for Covid vaccination

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The meeting, was follow up of a meeting chaired by cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba last week, in which he had asked states and union territories to prepare the database of priotorised groups such as health workers, the elderly and patients with comorbidities who will receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Delhi government’s notice comes two days after the United Kingdom approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Pfizer and BioNTech. UK is the first country to do so and the vaccine will be available in Britain from next week, according to a statement from the UK government.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
The Delhi government’s notice comes two days after the United Kingdom approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Pfizer and BioNTech. UK is the first country to do so and the vaccine will be available in Britain from next week, according to a statement from the UK government.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Delhi govt calls out to clinics to enrol their staff for Covid vaccination

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt and Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:13 AM IST
According to the draft prioritisation plan of the national expert group on vaccine administration for Covid-19, 30 million front-line workers will be the first to receive the vaccine once it becomes available.
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