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Bharat Biotech begins dispatch of Covaxin doses to 22 cities

By Aakanksha Khajuria (IANS): Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech has started the supply of the second consignment containing over 25 lakh doses of 'Covaxin' vaccine to 22 cities across the country, including Delhi and Mumbai on Friday morning as India...

Vaccine hesitancy quite high in Delhi-NCR, reveals survey

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) According to a survey conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), about 20 per cent respondents are certain about not taking the Covid-19 vaccine. The NCAER released the results of Round 4...

92 countries post request for Made-in-India vaccines

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Ninety-two countries have approached India for Covid-19 vaccines, bolstering New Delhis credentials as the vaccine hub of the world. Highly placed sources said that scores of countries are approaching India, as the word spreads that...

Vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers must end: Govt

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers must end, medical expert and Niti Aayog member Dr V.K. Paul said on Tuesday, amidst heightened concerns over adverse events following immunisation and incomplete clinical trial data of Bharat...

6.31 lakh vaccinated so far, no serious AEFI on Tuesday

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India has vaccinated 6.31 lakh healthcare workers since the commencement of the nation-wide vaccination drive on January 16, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. "Cumulative total number of vaccinated healthcare workers across the country more...

Adverse events following immunisation low, 2 deaths unrelated: Govt

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that a total of 4,54,049 people have been inoculated since the commencement of the vaccination drive, and only 0.18 per cent of beneficiaries developed adverse events following...

Avoid Covaxin in case of allergies, fever: Bharat Biotech

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Bharat Biotech, makers of India's first indigenous vaccine for Covid-19, has advised people not to take 'Covaxin' if they have allergies, fever, bleeding disorder, are on blood thinners, immune-comrpomised, or are on medicines that affect...

Aus to go ahead with Pfizer vaccine despite reported deaths

Canberra, Jan 19 (IANS) A top adviser to the Australian government has said that the country is likely to go ahead with the Pfizer vaccine despite the deaths of 29 elderly Norwegian patients, who lost their lives following inoculation. Allen...

Covid-19 vax: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) The world faces a "catastrophic moral failure" because of unequal Covid-19 vaccine policies, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy...

‘Vaccine won’t kill you’: AIIMS Director allays fears

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Monday allayed apprehensions about the coronavirus vaccines and assured that the side-effects will not result in death of the beneficiary. The nationwide Covid vaccination drive had commenced on January 16...

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Fuel prices rise again, reach new highs on Friday

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices rose sharply again on Friday reaching new all-time high levels...