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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to consider the request from Dominica for Covid vaccine(AP)

PM Modi gets SOS message for Covid vaccines from Dominica

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:55 PM IST
PM Modi has already tweeted that India is committed to meeting the health care needs of the global community.
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A healthcare worker receives a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Koraput district of the eastern state of Odisha, India. (Reuters)
A healthcare worker receives a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Koraput district of the eastern state of Odisha, India. (Reuters)

447 reported adverse effects after Covid-19 vaccination, 3 hospitalised: Govt

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:56 PM IST
  • The health ministry also lauded vaccinators for ensuring that India inoculated more people compared to other countries on the first day of its vaccination.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that the external affairs ministry would coordinate supplies of the Covid-19 vaccine to foreign countries(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that the external affairs ministry would coordinate supplies of the Covid-19 vaccine to foreign countries(AFP)

India to help neighbours with emergency Covid vaccine; commercial supplies later

UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 02:39 PM IST
India will make Covid-19 vaccines available to neighbouring countries for emergency use authorisation under the grant-in-aid programme
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All states and government departments are ready for the roll-out of the vaccine from January 16.(PTI)
All states and government departments are ready for the roll-out of the vaccine from January 16.(PTI)

Covid-19 vaccination: 23 government departments collaborate for smooth drive

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 12:51 PM IST
The railways will use Covid-19 vaccine branding on tickets while Ayush will provide staff who are authorised to give injections.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been keen to stay deeply engaged with the world during the global pandemic and had made it a point that the pharmaceutical industry plays a role to cement India’s relations with friendly countries(AP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been keen to stay deeply engaged with the world during the global pandemic and had made it a point that the pharmaceutical industry plays a role to cement India’s relations with friendly countries(AP)

Friends first: India adopts ‘HCQ model’ to send Covid vaccines to neighbours

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:20 PM IST
India is expected to supply the Covid vaccine on a commercial basis as well as assistance
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A medic conducts the dry run as part of preparedness for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine, at Kasturba Hospital in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
A medic conducts the dry run as part of preparedness for the administration of Covid-19 vaccine, at Kasturba Hospital in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Haryana to hold Covid-19 vaccine dry run today, day before nationwide exercise

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | HIndustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:39 AM IST
The drive will start from 11 am at all locations simultaneously, and is likely to continue till 1 pm. Haryana has been exempted by the Union health ministry from the massive nationwide mock drill to be held on January 8.
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Healthcare workers during a mock drill for dry run of Covid-19 vaccination programme, at MMG hospital in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during a mock drill for dry run of Covid-19 vaccination programme, at MMG hospital in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

‘Bharat Biotech vaccine approved in clinical trial mode, consent of participants has to be taken’: ICMR

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Industry experts and some opposition leaders have expressed concern over the absence of Phase 3 trial data on Covaxin.
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The staff at Noida Child PGI hospital premises gets ready for Covid-19 vaccination dry run on Monday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
The staff at Noida Child PGI hospital premises gets ready for Covid-19 vaccination dry run on Monday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh gears up for Covid vaccine dry run on January 5

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:06 PM IST
The Centre has already successfully conducted a two-day pilot Covid-19 vaccination drive in eight districts in four states on December 28-29.
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One vaccination team would vaccinate 100 beneficiaries. There would be up to 180 vaccination sessions run by about 350 vaccination teams, said a press statement.(REUTERS)
One vaccination team would vaccinate 100 beneficiaries. There would be up to 180 vaccination sessions run by about 350 vaccination teams, said a press statement.(REUTERS)

Uttar Pradesh chalks statewide plan for Covid vaccine dry run on January 5

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:45 PM IST
Cops will ensure smooth and safe transport of the vaccine from cold chain points to vaccination sites during Covid inoculation drill on January 5 and also when the actual vaccination takes place.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen in this file photo in New Delhi. The Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the frontline workers involved in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen in this file photo in New Delhi. The Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the frontline workers involved in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.(ANI Photo)

‘Congratulations India’: PM Modi tweets after nod to Covid-19 vaccines

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 11:50 AM IST
The Prime Minister’s tweet came after DCGI formally announced the approval for Oxford-AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech vaccines against the coronavirus disease.
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Employees, wearing masks, work on a production line manufacturing display monitors at a TPV factory in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China.(REUTERS)
Employees, wearing masks, work on a production line manufacturing display monitors at a TPV factory in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China.(REUTERS)

Wuhan’s Covid-19 cases may have been ten times higher than estimated: Study

By Bloomberg | Posted byShankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:06 PM IST
China has been criticized internationally for its initial handling of the outbreak, which has spread around the world in a global pandemic in the year since the first cases emerged.
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A health worker takes nasal swab sample of a woman to test for COVID-19 in Jammu.(AP)
A health worker takes nasal swab sample of a woman to test for COVID-19 in Jammu.(AP)

Govt launches competition seeking solutions in vaccine distribution system from startups

By Priyanka Sahoo | Mumbai, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:21 PM IST
The Union ministries of health and information technology have sought solutions as part of a grand challenge for strengthening the COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) system.
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The police are trying to track down the numbers which are being used to commit fraud. (HT Representative photo)
The police are trying to track down the numbers which are being used to commit fraud. (HT Representative photo)

In MP, alert sounded for calls asking ‘book Covid vaccine for Rs 500’

By Shruti Tomar | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The caller claimed to be calling from the ministry of health and urged people to sign up by downloading an app or through a shared OTP, said an officer of MP cyber cell.
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A new mutant strain of coronavirus is “out of control” in the UK(Reuters)
A new mutant strain of coronavirus is “out of control” in the UK(Reuters)

Health ministry meeting today after spread of mutant coronavirus strain in UK

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 01:19 PM IST
Over 16 million Britons will be required to stay home for Christmas after Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was adamant until Friday that close households would be able to mix over the festive period, made a U-turn after a new mutant strain of coronavirus spread in the country.
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There have been 18.65 million new cases in the past month, the highest reported for a 30-day period since the pandemic started.(REUTERS)
There have been 18.65 million new cases in the past month, the highest reported for a 30-day period since the pandemic started.(REUTERS)

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 75 million

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Britain this month became the first Western country to start immunizing with the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNtech, followed by the United States which has now also approved a vaccine from Moderna.
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The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC), headed by Dr Paul, has recommended that 10 million healthcare staff, 20 million frontline workers and 270 million people over the age of 50 or with co-morbidities be given the vaccines on priority once it becomes available.(AP)
The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC), headed by Dr Paul, has recommended that 10 million healthcare staff, 20 million frontline workers and 270 million people over the age of 50 or with co-morbidities be given the vaccines on priority once it becomes available.(AP)

12 nations reached out to India for Covid vaccine: NITI Aayog’s VK Paul

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Dr Paul informed the GoM about the vaccine candidates in trial in India, the manufacturers, doses to become available and conditions for storage.
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China's President Xi Jinping arrives for an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the Korean War at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing(REUTERS)
China's President Xi Jinping arrives for an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army's participation in the Korean War at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing(REUTERS)

China puts the pedal to the metal on vaccine diplomacy. There are concerns | Analysis

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:31 PM IST
China has been shipping consignments of its Covid vaccines despite the absence of Phase III safety and efficacy data.
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Nurse Annabelle Jimenez, left, congratulates nurse Sandra Lindsay after she was inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Monday at the Jewish Medical Center, in the Queens borough of New York.(AP)
Nurse Annabelle Jimenez, left, congratulates nurse Sandra Lindsay after she was inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Monday at the Jewish Medical Center, in the Queens borough of New York.(AP)

There’s light at end of the tunnel, says first NYC recipient of Covid vaccine

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:49 PM IST
“I encourage everyone to take the vaccine,” said Sandra Lindsay, a critical care worker, after she was administered a primary shot of the two-dose vaccine at a New York city hospital, as other healthcare workers applauded, joined in by Governor Andrew Cuomo through video link.
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Health care workers during a Covid-19 screening drive at Goregaon in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT PHOTO)
Health care workers during a Covid-19 screening drive at Goregaon in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT PHOTO)

India’s mRNA vaccine candidate advances to human trial phase

By Anonna Dutt | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:56 PM IST
An mRNA vaccine uses a synthetic RNA (genetic material) encoded with instructions to make specific proteins of the Sars-CoV-2 virus so that the body can generate an immune response without getting the disease.
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A man receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine jabs, at Guy's Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in London, on December 8, 2020.(REUTERS FILE)
A man receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine jabs, at Guy's Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in London, on December 8, 2020.(REUTERS FILE)

Training for UP Covid vaccinators begin

By HT Correspondent | Lucknow, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The inoculators will record the data of people vaccinated by them on an online platform—an app developed for the purpose
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FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn listens as President Donald Trump announces that the Food and Drug Administration is issuing an emergency authorisation for blood plasma as a coronavirus treatment during a press conference in August.(AFP file)
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn listens as President Donald Trump announces that the Food and Drug Administration is issuing an emergency authorisation for blood plasma as a coronavirus treatment during a press conference in August.(AFP file)

After FDA nod, Trump says US vaccine roll-out in ‘less than 24 hours’

By HT Correspondent, edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Trump claimed credit for fast approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, just after sending out an angry tweet addressing the FDA as a ‘slow turtle’.
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On Tuesday, Britain became the first country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. Its medicine regulator subsequently said anyone with a history of anaphylaxis to a medicine or food should not get the shot, after two reported incidents of the reaction.(AP (Representative image))
On Tuesday, Britain became the first country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. Its medicine regulator subsequently said anyone with a history of anaphylaxis to a medicine or food should not get the shot, after two reported incidents of the reaction.(AP (Representative image))

Adverse effects of Covid vaccines to be reviewed by national agencies: WHO

By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Geneva
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 07:08 PM IST
A panel of outside advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to endorse emergency use of the vaccine, paving the way for the agency to authorize the shot for a nation that has lost more than 285,000 lives to Covid-19.
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The 90-year-old Margaret Keenan received the Pfizer-BioNTech shot(Reuters image)
The 90-year-old Margaret Keenan received the Pfizer-BioNTech shot(Reuters image)

‘Go for it,’ says 90-year-old who got world’s first Pfizer Covid vaccine in UK

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:35 PM IST
Margaret Keenan received the Pfizer-BioNTech shot at her local hospital in Coventry, central England, at 0631 GMT, a week before she turns 91, according to Reuters.
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FILE PHOTO: An employee in personal protective equipment (PPE) removes vials of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a visual inspection machine inside a lab at Serum Institute of India, Pune, India, November 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: An employee in personal protective equipment (PPE) removes vials of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a visual inspection machine inside a lab at Serum Institute of India, Pune, India, November 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo(REUTERS)

Foreign ministry to fly over 60 foreign envoys to Hyderabad for Covid vaccine briefing

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:28 PM IST
The diplomats will be taken to the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and Biological E for an interaction with scientists on the Covid-19 vaccine
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the inaugural session of India Mobile Congress 2020 virtually through video conferencing in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the inaugural session of India Mobile Congress 2020 virtually through video conferencing in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)

Mobile technology will aid India’s Covid vaccination drive, says PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:33 PM IST
PM Modi urged the younger generation to keep innovating and also highlighted the crucial role technology played in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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US logistics giant UPS is already producing 1100 lbs (500 kilos) of dry ice an hour in its depots and has developed portable freezers capable of storing the vaccines at temperatures of between -4 to -112 Fahrenheit.(REUTERS)
US logistics giant UPS is already producing 1100 lbs (500 kilos) of dry ice an hour in its depots and has developed portable freezers capable of storing the vaccines at temperatures of between -4 to -112 Fahrenheit.(REUTERS)

US firms gear up for distribution of Covid vaccines

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New York
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 07:26 AM IST
Automaker Ford has ordered its own freezers while meat processing giant Smithfield said it is ready to put the cold room at its abattoirs at the disposal of vaccine roll-out operations.
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the All Party Meeting on Covid-19, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Friday(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the All Party Meeting on Covid-19, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Friday(PTI)

Oppn leaders hail India’s efforts to contain Covid, then a word of caution

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad said the political leadership must be ready to counter the possible misinformation campaign over vaccines in the near future.
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A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)

India begins talks with Luxembourg firm on cold chain for Covid vaccine

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Luxembourg-headquartered B Medical Systems will set up a specialised refrigerated vaccine transportation plant in Gujarat
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Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (Amal KS / HT Photo )
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia (Amal KS / HT Photo )

COVID vaccine may become reality soon but students’ loss of education cannot be compensated: Sisodia

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 11:10 AM IST
Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, said while efforts were being made to provide online education as schools remain closed, providing access to these classes to students who lack internet facilities or devices continues to be a challenge.
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Private hospitals in Prayagraj is yet to submit names of doctors and other medical staff despite a directive by the state govt.(PTI Photo/Representative use)
Private hospitals in Prayagraj is yet to submit names of doctors and other medical staff despite a directive by the state govt.(PTI Photo/Representative use)

Private hospitals in Prayagraj delay submission of names for Covid-19 vaccination drive

By K Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Repeated reminders are being sent to those who have not yet complied with the directive, said a government official.
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