Covid-19: Over 183.49 crore vaccine doses administered in India, says Centre

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 183.49 crore on Monday, the Union health ministry said. More than 22 lakh vaccine doses had been administered till 7 pm on Monday, it said. Over 1.35 crore (1,35,00,862) vaccine doses have been administered in the 12-14 age group, the ministry said. So … Read more

Covid-19: As home isolation cases surge, Mansukh Mandaviya directs states, UTs to bolster teleconsultations

State health ministers who joined the high-level review meeting included Anil Vij from Haryana and Uttarakhand’s Dhan Singh Rawat. In view of a substantial number of COVID-19 patients recuperating in home isolation, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday asked states to focus on expanding the reach of teleconsultation services to provide timely healthcare. He … Read more

Covid-19: Total 158.74 crore vaccine doses administered; Over 3.7 crore in 15-18 age group get first dose

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night. The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country have reached 158.74 crore so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. A total of 3,70,32,672 doses have been given to adolescents in the … Read more

Covid-19: Over 143.75 crore vaccine doses administered in India, says Union 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 cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 143.75 crore on Wednesday, the Union health ministry said. As many as 57,03,410 vaccine doses had been administered till 7 pm … Read more

Covid-19: 143 crore vaccine doses administered in India, says Centre

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 cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country reached 143 crore on Tuesday, the Union health ministry said. More than 57 lakh (57,76,358) vaccine doses have been administered … Read more

COVID-19: Cumulative vaccine doses administered in India reach 142.38 crore, says govt

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 cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country reached 142.38 crore on Monday, the Union health ministry said. More than 65 lakh (65,20,037) vaccine doses were administered till … Read more

COVID-19: Scientists looking into booster dose issue, primary vaccination foremost goal, says Centre

These interventions and measures are driven by science, local epidemiology and resources, said NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul at a press conference. The Union government on Friday said the scientific community is looking at all aspects of administering a booster dose of Covid vaccine while asserting that providing primary vaccination coverage to the … Read more

Covid-19: Why technical advisory panel wants booster dose to be different than first two vaccines

If and when the recommendation for a booster is made, beneficiaries vaccinated with Covishield, Sputnik V, and are likely to have multiple options. (File) A Covid-19 booster dose, when administered, should be of a vaccine based on a different platform than the first two doses, according to preliminary consensus reached by India’s top technical advisory … Read more

Covid-19: ASSOCHAM calls for booster dose to mitigate pandemic impact amid spike in Omicron cases

The Omicron variant has emerged as a ‘variant of concern’ following its detection in southern Africa late last month. (File/Reuters) The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) called for a higher pace of vaccination amid a spurt in Covid-19 cases led by the Omicron variant. ASSOCHAM CSR Council Chairman Anil Rajput also called for … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech begins Covaxin export

Bharat Biotech will add additional countries to its list of Covaxin export destinations in December as more countries grant emergency-use approvals. (File) After Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech on Monday said it had begun exports of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin. The World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this month granted the India-made jab emergency-use approval. … Read more