Drone delivers Covid-19 vaccine in Jammu as India amps up vaccination to counter Omicron variant threat – Watch Video

Union MoS for Science & Tech (Independent Charge) Jitendra Singh during the launch ceremony of drone based vaccine delivery in J&K, at CSIR-IIIM in Jammu. (PTI Photo) Drone delivers Covid-19 vaccine in Jammu: As nations around the world scamper to fortify their borders, curtail travel and bolster their defences against the threat posed by the … Read more

Covid-19: CoWIN shows ‘Fully/Partially Vaccinated’ badge; on the way to becoming open source

The CoWIN portal, mandatory for Indians to register for vaccines, faced a plethora of problems after it was launched earlier this year. (Reuters) The CoWIN portal has started displaying a ‘Partially Vaccinated’ or ‘Fully Vaccinated’ badge next to an individual’s name when they log in. The badge will appear on the CoWIN profile after logging … Read more

Covid-19: US CDC recommends booster doses for all adults; Where does India stand?

Around 12% of vaccinations administered around the globe on November 18 were booster doses. (File/Reuters) US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky on Friday expanded recommendations for booster doses for Covid-19 to all adults. The recommendation means all adults who received a dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine … Read more

Covid-19: Vaccine hesitancy forces Bengal to conduct door-to-door surveys; 21.8 lakh people due for second dose

The state reported 725 fresh Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours. (File) Vaccine hesitancy among a section of the population has forced the West Bengal government to conduct door-a-door surveys to identify people due for their second Covid-19 shot and inoculate them. According to West Bengal Health Department data, around 13 … Read more

Covid-19: Vaccine hesitancy biggest threat to overcoming pandemic, says Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla

The government is reaching out to districts where less than 50% of the eligible population has been vaccinated. Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla has said vaccine hesitancy is now the greatest threat in overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic. “The vaccine industry has worked tirelessly to provide enough stocks for the nation. Today, there … Read more

Drone delivers 50 vaccine vials to PHC in 10 mins – ET HealthWorld

BENGALURU: An indigenous drone developed by National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), a lab of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), was used to deliver Covid-19 vaccine from one primary health centre (PHC) to another in Bengaluru on Saturday. The drone delivered 50 vials of Covid-19 vaccine along with syringes in a special container from … Read more

Covid-19: 96 countries recognise India’s vaccination certificates, says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

India crossed the milestone of 100-crore vaccine administration on October 21. (File) Ninety-six countries have agreed to Mutual Acceptance of Vaccination Certificates, reflecting the worldwide acceptance of India’s Covid-19 vaccines and vaccination process, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said today. The recent emergency-use listing of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has taken the number of approved vaccines … Read more

For Kids Afraid of Needles, These Tips May Help Ease COVID Shots

FRIDAY, Nov. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Across the country, children ages 5 to 11 are lining up to get their first dose of Pfizer’s newly approved COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. Most kids fear needles, but a few simple steps can help your young one get their COVID-19 shots with the fewest tears shed, experts … Read more

Covaxin: How India-made Covid-19 vaccine managed to get WHO approval and what it means

The WHO emergency-use licence puts the ball back in the court of Bharat Biotech. (File) The World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency-use licence to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin recently ended months of suspense over the fate of the vaccine’s tumultuous journey that began since its development phase last year. India approved the vaccine for emergency use in … Read more

FDA Delays Decision on Moderna COVID Vaccine for Younger Teens

By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has delayed a decision on whether to approve emergency use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in 12- to 17-year-olds until at least January, the company announced Sunday. That’s because the agency told the company … Read more