White House Announces Vaccination Plans for Younger Children

JOHN WHYTE: Welcome, everyone. You’re watching Coronavirus in Context. I’m Doctor John White, the Chief Medical Officer at WebMD. So who exactly needs boosters and when? When are we actually going to see a vaccine for kids? And should you wait as a parent for a little while once they’re available? And then, what’s the … Read more

Covid-19 Vaccine coverage: As India closes in on 100 crore shots, here’s the journey so far and road ahead

India is reaching the 100 crore milestone in a record 275 days time. India is racing towards its 100 crores Covid-19 vaccination mark and even with the current figures, no country other than China has achieved this landmark. Also since no other country has a population as India and China, the billion-doses club will consist … Read more

State Lotteries Didn’t Help Boost Vaccination Rates

The report was published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Health Forum. Dr. Kevin Schulman, a professor of medicine at Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif., thinks lotteries were worth trying. “Lotteries were important tactics to try and increase vaccination at a state level. Many of the states implementing lotteries … Read more

Los Angeles Passes Country’s Strictest Vaccine Mandate

By Robert Preidt and Robin FosterHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — One of the strictest coronavirus vaccine mandates in the United States has been approved in Los Angeles. The city council on Wednesday voted 11-2 in favor of a measure that requires proof of full vaccination for all customers and staff at … Read more

Global COVID Vaccination Plans Need Urgency, Activists Say

Are Boosters Delaying Global Progress? Some have called on wealthy nations to forgo booster shots until the rest of the world is at least partially vaccinated. In early September, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said the easiest path to hitting the 40% target would be to heed his call for a moratorium on … Read more

COVID-19 booster shots to be availed for more people in the US; check who can get the vaccine booster shots

Those under the age-bracket of 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot at least 6 months after receiving both the doses for their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (Photo: Reuters) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP) recommended Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as a booster shot for certain … Read more

Telangana government appoints this IIT-H based startup to inoculate India’s marginalised people

VaccineOnWheels is a hospital-like set up made across communities to provide vaccination services free of cost (Photo: IE) The Telangana government, in a bid to vaccinate people at the convenience of their nearest areas, has appointed a startup as it’s on-ground COVID-19 immunization administration partner, a statement released by the institute on Friday. ‘ VaccineonWheels’, … Read more

Foreign tourists will be allowed to visit India soon, but with certain restrictions–check details here

The Home Ministry officials also said that the tourists will be allowed with certain conditions–like those vaccinated will be allowed to enter the borders (Reuters Photo) COVID-19 India: With the covid cases in the country showing a steady decline, India may soon reopen its door to welcome foreign tourists for the first time after good … Read more

Covid-19: Vaccination can potentially benefit mental health, finds US study

The study found that individuals who had been vaccinated with the first dose of Coronavirus vaccine reported decreased mental levels. Coronavirus pandemic has not only maimed the physical health of millions of people around the world but has also led to mental breakdown, depression among all sections of society. However, a recent study conducted in … Read more