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Booster shots necessary to beat Covid-19 virus: Dr Fauci

London, Sep 19 (IANS): Booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines will soon become necessary for people to gain maximum protection against Covid-19, US top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday, after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel...

Unethical to give Covid-19 booster doses now: Adar Poonawalla

Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS): Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday said that it was unethical to start giving the third booster dose of Covid vaccine to someone when others in certain countries and populations have not even...

India sets world record of administering over 2.50 cr vaccine doses in a day

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India on Friday set a new world record of administering highest number of vaccines against Covid-19 in one day. The country achieved the milestones of administering over 2.50 crores vaccines under the "Vaccine Sewa" campaign...

Pfizer’s Covid booster can cut severe infections in elderly: Study

Jerusalem, Sep 16 (IANS): A booster dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine can prevent both infections and severe illness in adults older than 60 shortly after the injection, according to a new study conducted in Israel. Israel had, on July 30, started...

Covid booster dose not central theme at the moment: ICMR chief

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Balram Bhargava, said on Thursday that a booster dose for Covid-19 is not the central theme of scientific and public health discussions at the...

Covid vax protection wane over time, boosters important: Pfizer, Moderna

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) US drug makers Pfizer and Moderna have, in different studie,s claimed that protection from their mRNA vaccine against Covid-19 can last only for about six months, or a little more, pitching a strong case...

Covaxin may get WHO approval by month-end, says NITI Aayog

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India's indigenously-developed Covid vaccine Covaxin may soon receive Emergency Use Listing by the World Health Organisation, eventually enabling its recipients to travel abroad without mandatory quarantine, NITI Aayog's Member, Health, V.K. Paul said on...

Unvaccinated may be 10 times more likely to die from Covid: US study

Washington, Sep 12 (IANS): As the Joe Biden administration stepped up efforts to get more people vaccinated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in three new studies emphasised the importance of Covid shots in preventing death rates,...

Moderna to develop single-dose booster shot for Covid-19 and flu

Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) US drug maker Moderna has announced the development of a single-dose vaccine candidate that is a combination of a Covid-19 booster as well as a seasonal flu jab. "We believe our mRNA platform can solve the...

Track real-time vaccination data on Health Ministry site soon

New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) With the introduction of Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker on the Union Health Ministry website, vaccine coverage across India can easily be tracked in real time, Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Balram Bhargava said...

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BCCI rolls out compensation package, fee hikes for domestic cricketers

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah announced on Monday that...