Co-Win portal can handle vaccination for all, says RS Sharma

The peak vaccination rate was one million per hour and that translated to a few hundred per second. The Co-Win vaccine registration portal can handle more users when the vaccination drive is opened to citizens under 45 years, RS Sharma, chairperson of the empowered group on Covid-19 vaccination and head of the Co-Win digital platform, … Read more

Breaking News: FDA Urges Pause of J&J COVID Vaccine

April 13, 2021 — The FDA and CDC on Tuesday recommended that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be paused after reports of blood clots in patients receiving the shot, the FDA and CDC announced Tuesday. In a statement, FDA said 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered and … Read more

COVID-19: What are post-vaccination effects and deaths related to it

The vaccination drive in India started on January 16 this year, and since then as many as 95.43 million COVID-19 vaccines doses have been administered. In India, with almost three months into the COCID-19 vaccination drive, cases of people succumbing to the after-effects of the vaccine are now surfacing. Data suggests that as of March … Read more

How the global vaccine hub – India is left scrambling for ways to ramp up vaccine capacities

India has so far administered over 90 million doses but is depended on supplies from only two companies. Representative image/Pixabay Over the past few days, India, an important and globally recognized hub for vaccine manufacturing, has seen a confluence of developments that are raising new concerns around the need to not just inoculate more rapidly … Read more

Vaccine strategy to remain focused on priority group

Paul said the country would stick to the 45 years and above priority age group. The next four weeks were going to be critical for India as the situation is serious and the second wave is spreading across the country, VK Paul, member- health, Niti Aayog said on Tuesday at the Union health ministry briefing. … Read more

A year of living with Coronavirus: Lessons learnt and the challenges that lie ahead

India completed a year of coronavirus pandemic in March 2021. India completed one year of Covid-19 induced lockdown on March 25. As the nation witnessed an exponential surge in Covid-19 cases, crossing the 1-lakh mark (daily surge) on Sunday even with the vaccination drive taking place in full swing, Dr Shahid Jameel, director of Trivedi … Read more

Covid-19 waves will recur, treatment options need to be priority: Randeep Guleria, director, AIIMS-Delhi

Even as Covid-19 cases are on the rise and seem poised to surpass the peak seen in the initial wave — 81,466 new cases were reported on Friday — Guleria said the country would continue to have waves. He said the pandemic would now be more like an endemic, which involves a series of localised … Read more

COVID-19 vaccination: Can you take alcohol post vaccine jab- here is what you need to know

People above the age of 45 are now being vaccinated and one of the most common questions coming from people is whether they can drink alcohol or not after taking the vaccine shot. India has entered in its third phase of vaccination process, and many people have questions pertaining to do’s and don’ts of vaccination. … Read more

Building trust in COVID-19 vaccination: Data suggests top 5 vaccine preference among Indians

The survey was conducted among 9 countries including India. Ever since the Coronavirus broke out last year, many have pinned their hopes on vaccine development. However, at a time when vaccines have come, many are skeptical about getting a shot as they do not trust the vaccinations completely or are concerned about side effects. In … Read more

Many Grocery Workers Still Waiting for COVID-19 Shot

Eric Nelson, online shopper, Kroger, Cincinnati, OH. Dawn Hand, Kroger employee, Houston. Kathleen Scott, Albertsons employee, Los Angeles. Sue Wilmot, Safeway employee, Seattle. Margaret Kitt, MD, lead, CDC Essential Workers Team, COVID Vaccine Task Force, COVID-19 Emergency Response. Rebecca Weintraub, MD, assistant professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, PhD, professor of law, University … Read more