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  • India has overtaken US in vaccinating people with 1st dose: Centre

    India has overtaken US in vaccinating people with 1st dose: Centre

    Jun 04, 2021, 06:11 PM IST

    Exuberating confidence in the nation-wide Covid vaccination drive, the Centre on Friday patted its own back and said that India has overtaken the US in terms of the number of people who have received the first dose of vaccine.

  • Jeetega India: Centre mulls tweaking Covid vaccination strategy

    Jeetega India: Centre mulls tweaking Covid vaccination strategy

    May 31, 2021, 08:32 PM IST

    Amid growing hue and cry by some states over supply of Covid vaccines, the Centre is planning to tweak its strategy to ensure people are provided with jabs as early as possible to develop herd immunity.

  • Jeetega India | Vaccine production to increase manifold from July

    Jeetega India | Vaccine production to increase manifold from July

    May 28, 2021, 09:41 PM IST

    Both Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech would be ramping up production of Covid vaccines in India from July. SII is manufacturing Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine called Covishield in India, while Bharat Biotech is producing Covaxin.

  • More than 20 get 1st does covishield, 2nnd covaxin at UP

    More than 20 get 1st does covishield, 2nnd covaxin at UP's village

    May 27, 2021, 08:12 AM IST

    20 cases reported from Siddharthnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, 20 villagers were administered a dose of Covaxin after the first dose of Covishield.

  • 9 AM News | Delhi: Vaccination for 18+ category to begin today

    9 AM News | Delhi: Vaccination for 18+ category to begin today

    May 03, 2021, 10:06 AM IST

    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.

  • Pune COVID vaccination centre faces shortage of doses

    Pune COVID vaccination centre faces shortage of doses

    Apr 28, 2021, 04:00 PM IST

    Due to COVID-19 pandemic, need of vaccine has increased in the country. However, the country is facing vaccine shortage during this tough time.

  • Vaccine will boost your immunity against Covid-19, assure Doctors

    Vaccine will boost your immunity against Covid-19, assure Doctors

    Apr 21, 2021, 02:36 PM IST

    The government has allowed vaccination for every adult starting from May 1. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with the inoculation of healthcare workers. The vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2. The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years and those aged 45 and above with specified comorbid conditions. India opened vaccination for all people aged above 45 from April 1.

  • Covid Vaccination: Serum to provide Covishield at 400 to states, Rs 600 per dose to private hospitals

    Covid Vaccination: Serum to provide Covishield at 400 to states, Rs 600 per dose to private hospitals

    Apr 21, 2021, 01:17 PM IST

    The Serum Institute of India has said that it will provide Covishield to private hospitals for Rs 600 per dose. It will charge the state governments Rs 400 for per dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

  • Bus carrying Covid vaccine breaks down outside Patna airport

    Bus carrying Covid vaccine breaks down outside Patna airport

    Apr 09, 2021, 06:40 PM IST

    A transport vehicle dedicated to deliver vials of Covid-19 vaccine to a storage centre at the Nalanda Medical College Hospital (NMCH), broke down just as it was leaving the airport.

  • Seychelles President thanks India for

    Seychelles President thanks India for 'precious' donation of COVID vaccines

    Apr 08, 2021, 10:43 PM IST

    President of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan during a virtual meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked him for solidarity and contribution in fight against COVID-19 by donating 50,000 doses of Covishield vaccine.

  • Top 5 News: Government raises gap between Covishield shots to 4-8 weeks

    Top 5 News: Government raises gap between Covishield shots to 4-8 weeks

    Mar 23, 2021, 04:06 PM IST

    The government on Monday revised the interval between two doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine. According to the new recommendation, the second dose of the vaccine must be provided at 4-8 weeks' interval after receiving the first dose. Earlier, the dosage was being provided at an interval of 4-6 weeks.

  • Govt revises dose interval for Covishield vaccine

    Govt revises dose interval for Covishield vaccine

    Mar 22, 2021, 04:09 PM IST

    The government on Monday revised the interval between two doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine. According to the new recommendation, the second dose of the vaccine must be provided at 4-8 weeks' interval after receiving the first dose. Earlier, the dosage was being provided at an interval of 4-6 weeks.

  • Nepal PM Oli expresses gratitude to India for shipping

    Nepal PM Oli expresses gratitude to India for shipping 'COVISHIELD' in time

    Jan 27, 2021, 08:12 PM IST

    After the recent initiative served by the Indian government for delivering one million dosages of COVISHIELD vaccine to Nepal, Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed his gratitude towards India. In an address during the inauguration ceremony of inoculation drive in Kathmandu, Oli thanked Indian Premier Modi for providing a vaccine in grant to Nepal. Oli added that the vaccine drive to inoculate the people of Himalayan Nation would be complete within three months. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, in the first phase of the vaccination drive, the government is inoculating the 'COVISHIELD' vaccine to around 4,50,000 frontline workers. Last week, the Government of India gifted a million doses of the 'COVISHIELD' vaccine to Nepal. The vaccine was jointly developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca--a British-Swedish pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company. It has been branded as 'Covishield' in India. According to the ministry, the vaccine has already been dispatched to almost 70 districts as of Tuesday.

  • COVID-19: Covishield vaccine dosages dispatched to Nepal, Bangladesh today

    COVID-19: Covishield vaccine dosages dispatched to Nepal, Bangladesh today

    Jan 21, 2021, 11:09 AM IST

    A consignment of Covishield vaccine, by Serum Institute of India, dispatched from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Dhaka in Bangladesh, today.

  • Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla receives a shot of COVISHIELD vaccine

    Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla receives a shot of COVISHIELD vaccine

    Jan 16, 2021, 02:04 PM IST

    As nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive begins, Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday received Covid-19 vaccine - Covidshield in Pune. Taking his Twitter handle, he shared a video of him being administrated Covishield. In his tweet, Poonawalla he wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching the world’s largest COVID vaccination roll-out.

  • India’s Covid-19 vaccine drive to kick off at 3,000 sites on Saturday | Watch Ground Report

    India’s Covid-19 vaccine drive to kick off at 3,000 sites on Saturday | Watch Ground Report

    Jan 14, 2021, 05:38 PM IST

    India's vaccination drive against Covid-19 will be launched at around 3,000 sites on January 16 and the number of sites will be ramped up to 5,000 by the end of the month.

  • Super 100: Corona vaccine reaches major cities amid tight security

    Super 100: Corona vaccine reaches major cities amid tight security

    Jan 13, 2021, 05:13 PM IST

    India is now geared to start its first phase of vaccination drive from January 16 with priority given to an estimated three crore healthcare workers and frontline workers.

  • Do COVID19 positive patients also need the vaccine?

    Do COVID19 positive patients also need the vaccine?

    Jan 13, 2021, 02:18 PM IST

    AIIMS scientist Sanjay Rai reveals that according to the pieces of evidence gathered in the last one year, people who have tested COVID19 positive do not need the vaccine currently.

  • The Govt Of India agreed to procure 110 lakh Covishield vaccine doses from SII, says Health Ministry

    The Govt Of India agreed to procure 110 lakh Covishield vaccine doses from SII, says Health Ministry

    Jan 12, 2021, 05:04 PM IST


    The Government of India agreed to procure 110 lakh Covishield vaccine doses from Serum Institute of India (SII) at Rs 200/dose. 55 lakh doses of Covaxin to be procured from Bharat Biotech(BBIL), of which 38.5 lakh doses priced at Rs 295/dose: Health Ministry

  • Bihar: The first consignment of Covishield vaccine arrived at Patna airport.

    Bihar: The first consignment of Covishield vaccine arrived at Patna airport.

    Jan 12, 2021, 04:28 PM IST

    Bihar's first consignment of Covishield vaccine by Serum Institute of India (SII), arrives at Patna airport.

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