Monday, Sep 26, 2022

Covid vaccination


Free drive perks up 3rd dose, but adult coverage just 21%

September 26, 2022 7:00 am

So far, only 22.24 per cent of the adult population in the country has received the third precaution dose, with the coverage among those above 60 years more than double that of those in the 18-59 years bracket.

'Covid virus does not yet have a seasonality or act predictably': WHO's epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove

August 22, 2022 12:14 pm

"Get vaccinated, display prudence while celebrating festivals, make sure if we are not feeling well, we self-isolate and not expose others," advised Dr Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals

Number of people getting booster dose not satisfactory: health dept

August 15, 2022 12:40 am

Meanwhile, a total of 11,57,305 people have taken the first dose while 8,79, 493 have taken the second. As many as 62,258 people have taken the booster dose.

Have you received your Covid-19 booster dose yet? Doc explains its efficacy

July 27, 2022 8:28 pm

"After three deadly waves, people should realise how fatal Covid can be and, therefore, after two primary doses of the vaccine, getting jabbed with booster doses is crucial," says a doctor

UT Advisor, health secretary review COVID vaccination pace in Chandigarh

July 19, 2022 12:19 am

Precautionary doses of Covid vaccination is being provided free for 75 days, up to September 30, by the Centre and the Adviser said that all efforts must be made to ensure that maximum number of citizens avail the facility.

Centre asks states to give 'ambitious' push to free precaution dose drive

July 16, 2022 7:53 am

So far, India has administered 5.11 crore precaution doses for Covid-19, with the government still conducting the Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 campaign.

Adults to get third dose free at govt centres for 75 days

July 14, 2022 7:52 am

The Cabinet decision, announced by Union MoS Anurag Thakur, comes days after the Union Health Ministry reduced the duration between the second and third doses from nine to six months, thereby increasing the eligibility pool

Coronavirus India News Highlights: India records 18,815 new Covid cases; 38 fatalities

July 09, 2022 8:33 am

Coronavirus India, Covid-19 News Highlights, July 08, 2022: On Wednesday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to the states that a decision has been taken to administer the precaution third dose to the adult population after completion of six months or 26 weeks from the date of administration of the second dose.

COVID vaccines work well for people of all body weights – but underweight and obesity remain risk factors for severe disease

July 03, 2022 12:23 pm

People who were underweight were also the least likely to get vaccinated in the first instance, and this was true across all age groups. The proportion of fully vaccinated people was highest among people who were overweight and obese

World Health Organisation asks South-East Asian countries to scale up Covid vaccination

July 01, 2022 3:14 pm

WHO also recommends countries to prioritize primary series and booster doses to all high priority groups, emphasizing that many deaths can be avoided if target groups such as healthcare workers, elderly are vaccinated first.


One year of Covid vaccination: Challenges, milestones

January 16, 2022 5:50 pm

In this year there have been many milestones related to Covid-19 vaccines