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The Centre has widened the scope and extent of Covid-19 vaccination drive by rolling it out for those 45 years of age and above, irrespective of co-morbidities, from April 1 (Bachchan Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Bachchan Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 vaccinations to be carried out on all days of April: Union health min

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 02:29 PM IST
  • India has so far administered more than 6.5 crore vaccine doses in the ongoing countrywide Covid-19 inoculation drive
A medic prepares to administer a dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine marketed under the name CoviShield, to a Ukrainian serviceman at a military base near the front-line town of Krasnohorivka, eastern Ukraine, Friday, March 5, 2021.(AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
A medic prepares to administer a dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine marketed under the name CoviShield, to a Ukrainian serviceman at a military base near the front-line town of Krasnohorivka, eastern Ukraine, Friday, March 5, 2021.(AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine faces vaccine resistance from citizens in new struggle against Covid-19

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 04:17 PM IST
The resistance appears to be rooted in longstanding suspicion of vaccines dating back to the Soviet era, amplified by politicians' allegations about low-quality vaccines, corruption scandals and misinformation spread through social media.
The Swiss company would look at immunising its own workers against the new coronavirus as soon as possible. Nestle employs around 290,000 people around the world.(REUTERS)
The Swiss company would look at immunising its own workers against the new coronavirus as soon as possible. Nestle employs around 290,000 people around the world.(REUTERS)

Nestle CEO seeks ways to help with Covid-19 vaccine roll out

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 06:57 PM IST
  • "The price of a vaccine for an advanced economy is negligible...but to a developing country which has been struggling already with all the impacts of Covid, on top of that to pay for the vaccine and for the services to get it applied is going to be very significant," said the chief executive.
A health worker collects a swab sample from a child for coronavirus testing at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker collects a swab sample from a child for coronavirus testing at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

LIVE: Delhi records 114 new coronavirus cases, 2 fatalities in last 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:41 PM IST
  • India's Covid-19 recovery rate has reached 97 per cent, said the Union health ministry on Monday, one of the highest in the world. Vaccination is underway and as of Tuesday 39.5 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated, according to the health ministry.
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo a medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif. Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California will be the outside administrator tasked with ramping up the state's coronavirus vaccine delivery system, which to date has been slow, stilted and plagued by confusion, the state health agency said in a statement Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo a medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif. Health insurance giant Blue Shield of California will be the outside administrator tasked with ramping up the state's coronavirus vaccine delivery system, which to date has been slow, stilted and plagued by confusion, the state health agency said in a statement Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)(AP)

Fresh data show toll South African coronavirus variant takes on vaccine efficacy

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 07:01 PM IST
  • The vaccines from Novavax Inc and Johnson & Johnson were significantly less effective at preventing Covid-19 in trial participants in South Africa, where the potent new variant is widespread, compared with countries in which this mutation is still rare.
A medic shows a vial of Covid vaccine as she prepares to administer it to a medical student during the first inoculation drive, in Bengaluru.(PTI)
A medic shows a vial of Covid vaccine as she prepares to administer it to a medical student during the first inoculation drive, in Bengaluru.(PTI)

Over 2.84 lakh vaccinated in Karnataka so far: State health minister

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Karnataka had vaccinated 2,84,385 health warriors till Thursday, with 18,230 inoculations in a single day on Thursday.
Moderna and Pfizer each are on track to deliver 100 million doses to the US by the end of March and another 100 million in the second quarter of the year.(AP)
Moderna and Pfizer each are on track to deliver 100 million doses to the US by the end of March and another 100 million in the second quarter of the year.(AP)

Why it's hard to make Covid-19 vaccines and boost supplies

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 11:46 AM IST
Makers of Covid-19 vaccines need everything to go right as they scale up production to hundreds of millions of doses.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize had earlier told the country's parliament that SII would supply a million doses of the vaccine to South Africa by the end of January and a further 500,000 in February.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize had earlier told the country's parliament that SII would supply a million doses of the vaccine to South Africa by the end of January and a further 500,000 in February.

South Africa's regulatory body approves Serum Institute of India's vaccine

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:41 PM IST
  • Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Friday that approval has been granted to SII, to supply vaccines to the country. The approval comes amid growing concerns that the 1.5 million vaccine doses to be shipped to South Africa in the next few weeks had not been approved by the local regulator.
Australia likely to keep borders closed this year to avoid Covid-19 spread(Twitter/destiinations)
Australia likely to keep borders closed this year to avoid Covid-19 spread(Twitter/destiinations)

Australia likely to keep borders closed this year to avoid Covid-19 spread

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:18 AM IST
Australia unlikely to fully reopen borders in 2021 even as coronavirus cases slide and even if most of the population is vaccinated against Covid-19
In countries like the Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania and Bulgaria, vaccine skeptics have included former presidents and even some doctors. Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic was among those who said he did not want to be forced to get inoculated. (Representative Image)(AP)
In countries like the Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania and Bulgaria, vaccine skeptics have included former presidents and even some doctors. Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic was among those who said he did not want to be forced to get inoculated. (Representative Image)(AP)

East European inoculation efforts hit snag over vaccine skepticism

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:22 PM IST
False beliefs that the coronavirus is a hoax or that vaccines would inject microchips into people have spread in the countries that were formerly under harsh Communist rule.
Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan have congratulated India for the largest vaccine drive against novel coronavirus.
Priyanka Chopra and Amitabh Bachchan have congratulated India for the largest vaccine drive against novel coronavirus.

Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut hail largest vaccine drive

UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:21 AM IST
Several Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Vivek Oberoi have congratulated India for kickstarting the vaccination process against Covid-19.
Medical professionals check vaccine vials at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital
Medical professionals check vaccine vials at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital

Hospital staff upbeat a day before first jabs

UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:20 AM IST
Staff and technicians at Lok Nayak hospital worked till late evening on Friday to ensure that the vaccination drive on Saturday goes without a hitch. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will flag off the vaccination drive from the hospital at 12 noon.
The gravity of the moment dawned upon the drivers of the trucks as the crowd present at the gates erupted in spontaneous applause that pierced the silence of the morning
The gravity of the moment dawned upon the drivers of the trucks as the crowd present at the gates erupted in spontaneous applause that pierced the silence of the morning

As vaccine trucks leave Serum campus, India starts fight to end Covid in country

By Shalaka Shinde, Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:44 PM IST
At the stroke of 4:53 am, the gates opened, a police escort van remerged; it was followed by three trucks, with boxes carrying 5.65 million doses of the vaccine meant for Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Patna, Bengaluru, and Lucknow.
JP Nadda has been leading the election strategy in West Bengal after the party’s performance in Bihar, where it won 74 seats of the 110 it contested in the 243-member house and formed the government with JD(U), which contested on 115 seats and won 43.(PTI)
JP Nadda has been leading the election strategy in West Bengal after the party’s performance in Bihar, where it won 74 seats of the 110 it contested in the 243-member house and formed the government with JD(U), which contested on 115 seats and won 43.(PTI)

BJP to drive awareness campaign to clear doubts over indigenous Covid vaccines

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 08:15 AM IST
The BJP’s awareness campaign assumes significance in the wake of Opposition leaders questioning the vaccine efficacy.
Coming up with any vaccine typically takes years, and involves a lengthy process of testing on animals, clinical trials on humans and regulatory approvals.(REUTERS)
Coming up with any vaccine typically takes years, and involves a lengthy process of testing on animals, clinical trials on humans and regulatory approvals.(REUTERS)

Scientists race to develop vaccine for new coronavirus

Singapore | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 03:39 PM IST
The new virus has spread rapidly since emerging late last year in China, killing more than 800 people in the mainland and infecting over 37,000. Cases have been reported in two dozen other countries.
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