India administers over 20 lakh vaccines in a day

More than 20 lakh people were inoculated against coronavirus on Tuesday, the highest in a day so far, taking the total number of vaccine doses administered in the country to over 2.3 crore, the Union Health Ministry said. Continue Reading

What are the flying guidelines for vaccinated passengers?

Many countries, including India, might have embarked on ambitious vaccination drives to curb coronavirus infections, but the airline industry is still waiting for global guidelines on overseas travel for individuals vaccinated against Covid. Continue Reading

Enough Covid vaccine stockpile: Centre

India has enough stockpile of the Covid-19 vaccine for inoculation of priority groups, including healthcare workers and frontline workers, in the first phase, Niti Aayog member V K Paul said on Monday. Continue Reading

Bharat Biotech chairman hits out at critics, calls Covaxin as safe as Pfizer

Bharat Biotech Chairperson Krishna Ella on Monday hit back at those criticising the granting of emergency use approval to its coronavirus vaccine candidate, saying that the vaccine was safe and the firm has conducted ‘200% honest clinical trials’. Continue Reading

India will soon start world’s largest vaccination drive: Modi

A day after the drugs regulator approved two vaccines for restricted emergency use, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the world’s biggest inoculation drive against coronavirus is set to begin in the country. Continue Reading

‘44% rural Indians will pay for Covid vaccine’

Nearly 44 per cent of rural Indians are willing to pay for the Covid-19 vaccine, while more than half of the population in India’s villages believe the coronavirus crisis is a ‘conspiracy by China’, a survey showed on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Covid-19 vaccination programme might begin in January: Health Minister

Amidst fears of a growing mutant version of the Coronavirus, the government informed that India may begin vaccinating people for Covid-19 in January. Continue Reading

Covid-19 vaccine will be introduced only after proving safety: Govt

Getting vaccinated for Covid- will be voluntary, the Union Health Ministry has said while underlining that the vaccine introduced in India will be as effective as any vaccine developed by other countries. Continue Reading

Modi visits Corona vaccine units, happy about efforts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today Visited the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad to know more about the indigenous DNA based vaccine being developed by Zydus Cadila. Continue Reading

India will need 6 crore vials, AIIMS chief says no vaccine for common people till 2022

Increasing worries over availability of Covid-19 vaccine for all in India, it has emerged that the country would require around 6.10 crore glass vials to pack Covid-19 vaccines for the first six months once a vaccine is available. Continue Reading