Watch All India report of COVID vaccination drive
Many reports claimed that the Coronavirus vaccine has a negative effect on the child-bearing capacity of women. Here's what the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has to say.
The US has pledged $100 million in aid to India to fight the devasting surge in Covid-19 cases and has already sent four planeloads of oxygen cylinders and concentrators and vital medicines like Remdesivir.
The Uttar Pradesh government has said that journalists should be allotted separate centres for vaccination, adding that arrangements should also be made at their workplace if required.
India is facing two of its worst possible crisis during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic—record spikes in daily cases of Covid-19 and what several states have claimed a shortage of vaccine.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday urged Serum Institute of India Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla to give priority to the state in providing its anti-coronavirus vaccine as the government was ready to purchase doses from the Pune-based company.
COVAX, the global alliance to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, urgently needs 20 million doses to cover interruptions in supply triggered by increased demands for jabs in India, which is the main supplier of the AstraZeneca vaccines, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.
A single dose of COVID-19 vaccine boosts protection against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variants, but only in those previously infected with the disease, according to a study.
State Bank of India has tied with various hospitals for the vaccination of its employees. It has decided to bear the cost of vaccination for its employees and their dependent family members.
The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to revisit its COVID-19 vaccine pricing policy.
Delhi government has placed orders for 1.34 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses with manufactures. The target is to inoculate all adults in three months.
The third and the largest phase of vaccination will begin in Delhi on Monday. People in the 18-45 age group will be given jabs against coronavirus. Around 90 lakh people in this category will be eligible for the jabs.
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has assured that her government will procure COVID-19 vaccines at any cost, and has also allocated financial help for marginalized families.
The drive began in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Kutch, Mehsana, Bharuch and Gandhinagar districts, which are most affected most by the pandemic, officials said.
The authorization comes as the world works to ramp up its coronavirus vaccinations to significantly curb the pandemic over a year after it broke out in Wuhan, China.
There is great domestic demand for the vaccine and the first batch of doses will be distributed within the country, it said, adding that foreign companies have also shown interest in it.
With 4,08,323 new COVID-19 cases recorded until 11 p.m. on April 30, India became the first country in the world to register over 4 lakh infections in a single day. As many as 3,464 new deaths were also reported on the day.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Union of India (UOI) to explain the basis and rationale adopted with respect to the pricing of Covid-19 vaccines and other necessary items.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that no vaccination will be done for 18+ category in the national capital on May 1.
BMC has said that no vaccination against Covid-19 will be held in Mumbai for the three days -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday.