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FILE PHOTO: A health worker holds a syringe and a vial of the Sinovac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a market after hundreds of local residents in the district tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangkok, Thailand, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo(REUTERS)

Pakistan govt to buy 7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from China: Minister

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Earlier, Pakistan has said that it is not planning to buy vaccines anytime soon as it aims to tackle the Covid-19 challenge through herd immunity and donated vaccines.
Oxford study says existing Covid vaccines may protect against Brazilian variant(Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash)
Oxford study says existing Covid vaccines may protect against Brazilian variant(Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash)

Oxford study says existing Covid vaccines may protect against Brazilian variant

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 04:57 PM IST
Data from a University of Oxford study suggests that existing Covid-19 vaccines may protect against the Brazilian variant of coronavirus
An elderly woman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Sector 30 district hospital, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
An elderly woman gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Sector 30 district hospital, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Vaccine wastage nearly 7%, says health ministry

PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:00 AM IST
  • Health ministry urged authorities to 'optimally utilize' vaccines.
Adar Poonawalla on Friday met Union home minister Amit Shah and brief him about vaccine capacity.
Adar Poonawalla on Friday met Union home minister Amit Shah and brief him about vaccine capacity.

'Honour to meet you': Adar Poonawalla briefs Amit Shah on vaccine capacity

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The government is yet to announce a price for Covishield and Covaxin for those who will get inoculated at private hospitals starting from March 1.
The fake website asking people to book appointment for vaccination has been blocked. (Photo: PIB)
The fake website asking people to book appointment for vaccination has been blocked. (Photo: PIB)

Ministry gets fake website charging 4K to 6K for Covid-19 vaccines blocked

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:22 PM IST
The ministry said a case has been registered against the site which impersonated health ministry's official website and was charging 4,000 to 6,000 for vaccines.
India earlier decided to route export of vaccines to foreign countries via the external affairs ministry (AFP)
India earlier decided to route export of vaccines to foreign countries via the external affairs ministry (AFP)

MEA clears 24 million vaccine doses to 25 countries in Feb. Canada isn’t on list

UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 03:35 PM IST
  • The Serum Institute of India has been approved to supply 23.75 million Covid-19 vaccines to 25 countries including Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Morocco, Nicaragua, Mauritius, Philippines, Serbia, the UAE and Qatar.
Women police personnel wait for their turn to get registered for the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre at Civil Hospital, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
Women police personnel wait for their turn to get registered for the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre at Civil Hospital, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)

India likely to get 97.1 million Covid-19 doses through Covax

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 03:18 PM IST
The Covax facility on Wednesday published its interim distribution forecast of Covid-19 vaccines.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo)

Pakistan faces dilemma of sourcing Covid-19 vaccines

UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Pakistan doesn’t have a well developed vaccine industry, and authorities are now grappling with the possibility of having to acquire doses at significantly higher prices
A health official shows a Covishield vaccine dose in Amritsar.(PTI)
A health official shows a Covishield vaccine dose in Amritsar.(PTI)

Rest for at least half an hour: Centre's guideline ahead of vaccination Day 1

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Paracetamol may be used to provide symptomatic relief from post-vaccination adverse reactions, the ministry has specified.
Representational image. (AP)
Representational image. (AP)

Vaccines: Rescue team for immune systems

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:41 PM IST
  • With India on the verge of joining the rest of the world by immunizing its population of 1.3 billion against covid-19, there couldn't be a better time and occasion to also understand what is vaccination?
Members of ground staff walk past a container stacked at the Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which will be used as a Covid-19 vaccines handling and distribution centre, in New Delhi in this file photo.(AFP)
Members of ground staff walk past a container stacked at the Cargo Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, which will be used as a Covid-19 vaccines handling and distribution centre, in New Delhi in this file photo.(AFP)

Cold storage testing to managing crowd: Centre’s trial run ahead of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com, Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The Union health ministry has prepared a detailed checklist and shared it with the four states to guide them in the dry run next week.
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