Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

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Expert Team To Decide COVID Vaccine For Children & Booster Shots: Health Minister

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, on December 3, clarified about Covid-19 boosters and vaccine for children. Addressing the Lok Sabha, centre confirmed to go as per scientific advice. "The expert team will decide on vaccination for children and about booster dose," said Mansukh Mandaviya. The statement was made during a debate over Covid-19 situation, vaccine doses for children and boosters, amid the global threat of Covid-19's new… read-more

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 08:59 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Mansukh Mandaviya, Union government, Covid-19, Omicron Strain, Booster shot

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Covid-19 Banner in Belgium

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Covid-19 Cases Break Records In Europe; ECDC Prompts Booster Shots For All Adults

Coronavirus infections have hit new highs in Europe, making the continent the epicenter of the pandemic. According to reports, Europe, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, and Hungary reported new highs in daily infections of Covid-19. Moreover, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has advised vaccination boosters for all adults, with a focus on those above 40 years of age. "The situation is serious," said Slovakian… read-more

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 - 03:30 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, Mass vaccination, European Union, Booster shot, LockdownExtension

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No Scientific Evidence For Need Of COVID-19 Booster Dose; ICMR

Dr. Samiran Panda, head of Epidemiology and infectious diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that there is no scientific evidence for the need for a COVID-19 booster dose in the country. According to his statement, policy formulation and decisions are based on scientific evidence. "There has been no evidence for the need for COVID boosters. As of now, attaining full vaccination is the first priority", Panda added.

Sun, 21 Nov 2021 - 07:04 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, Booster shot, Coronavirus, India, ICMR

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Indonesian people moving along the streets

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Indonesia Plans To Start 'Booster Shots' For COVID-19

Indonesia has planned to give booster shots of COVID-19, once 50 percent of the population are vaccinated. Besides, the government has claimed that 29 percent of its population of 270 million citizens have been vaccinated so far. Reportedly, Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, said in a statement, that the plan prioritizes the elderly and poor who are insured by the government, while the rest have to pay for the vaccine.

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 04:24 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Covid-19, Vaccination, Indonesia, Coronavirus Pandemic, Booster shot

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people of Hong Kong getting vaccination jabs

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Hong Kong to launch Covid-19 Booster Vaccines Next Week

Hong Kong has planned to roll out its booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines from next week, as per reports by the health secretary. Reportedly, 1.86 million people are eligible for the booster shots, which they can book from November 5. As per reports, elderly citizens will be eligible for booster shots, followed by healthcare workers, cross-border truck drivers, and others categories as high risk of getting infected.

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 - 07:07 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: covid 19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Booster shot, Coronavirus, Hong Kong

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Booster shots given to a lady in England

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England Speeds Up Booster Vaccination Following Rise In COVID Cases

Ministers in England are seeking to intensify booster vaccination program as the government notices a high number of COVID-19 hospitalisations in the country. Eligible candidates of approximately 2 billion will be getting an invitation soon by this week onwards. About 7 million citizens have already been invited through texts, says reports.

Mon, 25 Oct 2021 - 12:00 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Covid-19, covid 19, Covid Vaccination, Booster shot, England

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AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria.

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Still Not Clear If Indians Need Booster Jabs: AIIMS Director

Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS in Delhi notified that India does not have enough data to state whether booster jabs are necessary for its citizens against Covid-19. He further said, “Information is still emerging... it will take some more months.” Reportedly, the booster shot helps to increase the antibodies.  However, the WHO didn't recommend the booster jabs and also termed it a ''mockery'' of rich countries. 

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 - 03:27 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: AIIMS, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Booster shot, Covid-19 Vaccine, WHO

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