Can COVID-19 vaccines cause monkeypox infection? Here’s important fact check you must know

The increase in monkeypox cases has led to a rash of social media posts, many claiming the chimpanzee adenovirus vector used in AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is behind the outbreak and some suggesting the infection is basically shingles and a “well-known” side effect of the jab. Experts that PTI spoke to said both claims, which have … Read more

PM Modi says India setting new benchmarks in field of health

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed people’s resolve in the fight against Covid and said that whether it is the world’s largest free vaccination campaign or medical infrastructure development, India is setting new benchmarks in the field of health. Modi shared a graphic on Twitter highlighting the achievements of India’s Covid vaccination campaign with … Read more

Covid-19: Pace of administering precautionary doses declines in Delhi

On an average this week only 14k beneficiaries were administered the third precautionary dose per day in the national capital. The number of precautionary doses of Coronavirus has dropped considerably in the national capital for the past few days. As per the latest data, only 10862 beneficiaries were administered the precautionary dose on Friday. On … Read more

Bharat Biotech’s ‘kid’ Covaxin to Zycov-D to Covovax, India readies battleplan for saving children from Covid

rime Minister Narendra Modi announced vaccination for children belonging to the age group between 15 to 17 years from January 03 on the occasion of Christmas As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced vaccination for children belonging to the age group between 15 to 17 years, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine got the Drug Controller … Read more

Cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India cross 137 crore: Health ministry

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed … Read more

Coronavirus 2021 Live News: Singapore reports rare inflammatory syndrome among Covid positive kids

Traders and transporters during a special vaccination drive against COVID-19 by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) in Navi Mumbai. (PTI Photo) Coronavirus in India 2021 Live Updates: Has India passed the great Diwali test? 48 hours after the festivities, India’s Covid trajectory has not seen any major spike. Yes, there are pockets of concern – … Read more

Coronavirus vaccination: Over 8 lakh people in Pune due for 2nd dose

The officials told the Indian Express that the vaccination will be completed with a renewed force post Diwali including the house-to-house vaccination drive. Even as the number of Coronavirus vaccine beneficiaries is increasing at a constant pace, the large number of people who are yet to get their second shot is becoming a huge challenge. … Read more

Covid-19 vaccination: Despite 1 billion doses, challenges remain for India vaccination programme, check details

The central government as well as the state governments have indicated that special awareness programmes and initiatives will be taken to vaccinate people with the second dose of the vaccine. Even as the country is ecstatic after achieving the milestone of 100 crore Coronavirus vaccine doses, it is vital to tone down the euphoria a … Read more

India lags nations in fully vaccinating population

Another 23.83 crore doses would be needed for administering at least the first dose to the unvaccinated adults. If children are included, the country would need another 25 crore doses for its 12 crore children. The country crossed the 99-crore vaccination mark on Tuesday and will be reaching the one billion milestones soon. Despite this … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine: Booster dose still not central theme in discussions, full vaccine coverage remains top priority, says ICMR DG

Full vaccination of the entire population is absolutely essential and there can be no breach in that idea As countries like US , UK and other higher-income countries are prepping up for Covid-19 vaccine booster dose campaign with the surge of Delta variant cases, the Union Health Ministry on Thursday maintained that India; priority will … Read more