Don’t visit hospitals on May 1, Karnataka Health Minister requests those in 18-44 year age group

Karnataka on Friday officially announced it is unable to launch vaccination for citizens in the 18-44 year age group on May 1, and health minister K Sudhakar appealed to those enrolled not to visit health centres until they hear from the government. People can continue to enroll on the Cowin portal, but vaccination for people … Read more

Inoculation 3.0: South waiting for supply timeline from vaccine makers before committing to launch date

Five major southern states will be able to kick-off the vaccination campaign for people in the 18-44 year age group only after a week or so as they are waiting for clear supply commitments from manufacturers. Serum Institute (Covishield), Bharat Biotech (Covaxin) and Dr Reddy’s (Sputnik V) are only the manufactures licensed to make vaccines … Read more

Kerala to buy 1 crore doses of vaccine from manufacturers

Kerala government is committed to giving Covid-19 vaccine free-of-cost to all those above 18 years of age The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to purchase one crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine directly from the manufacturers. CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that the State cabinet has approved the purchase of 70 lakh doses of Covishield and … Read more

COVID-19: At Rs 600 per dose, Indians might have to pay highest price for Covishield vaccine

The cost of Rs 600 (about $8) per dose is higher than the AstraZeneca vaccine’s cost in any major global market. Coronavirus vaccination in India: As India is dealing with a dangerous second wave of coronavirus, the vaccination drive in the country is set to enter the third phase from next month, when all people … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine to be supplied free of cost in govt health facilities: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that COVID-19 vaccine will be supplied free of cost in all government healthcare facilities. He also said that vaccination of people in the age group 18-45 will be undertaken from May 1. At present, those above 45 years and above are eligible for the inoculation. Keeping in … Read more

‘How many can afford Rs 400 per dose?’: Chidambaram questions Centre over Covishield pricing

Senior Congress leader and former union minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday questioned the Centre about how many persons between 18 and 44 years can afford to pay Rs 400 per dose of Covishield. “As anticipated, the price of Covishield vaccine has been fixed at Rs 400 for government hospitals and Rs 600 for private hospitals. … Read more

Voices of those below 45 years asking for access to vaccine grows louder amid Covid surge

The daily surge in Covid cases in the second wave, which has crossed the 1 lakh mark, is now creating a sense of urgency among this group to get their hands on a shot sooner than later Synopsis For those under 45 years who cannot get the jab, there is a growing sense of helplessness … Read more

Open vaccination to all ages along with vaccine choice, approve Johnson and Johnson vaccine to save billions of INR

There are many other vaccines on the pipeline. By Dr Suresh Singh In my last but one article in this column(14 March), I have advocated vaccination of all age groups by opening all health centres 24x7hrs, where facilities are available, in view of the massive scale of vaccination the country has to undergo. I also … Read more

Coronavirus in India Live Updates: India begins vaccinating 45+ individuals from today, 100% target set for surge districts

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Vaccine Maitri: Fiji receives 100,000 doses of Made in India Covishield

Acting High Commissioner of India Saifullah Khan has handed over a consignment of 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines to Fiji’s Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama on Tuesday. (Representational image: IE) A consignment of around 100,000 doses of Made in India COVISHIELD (AstraZeneca) vaccines reach Nadi International Airport, Fiji. This is in line … Read more