President Ram Nath Kovind getting vaccinated.

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President Kovind Takes COVID Jab; Urges India To Get vaccinated

President Ram Nath Kovind received the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine at Army Research & Referral Hospital in Delhi on March 3. Accompanied by his daughter during inoculation, President Kovind urged all citizens to get vaccinated through his official Twitter handle. Moreover, he thanked the health officials and administrators engaged in India's vaccination drive. Reportedly, President Kovind is the second biggest government official… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 05:38 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: President, Ram Nath Kovind, Army R&R Hospital, PM Narendra Modi, Covid-19 Vaccine

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Covid-19 Vaccine

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Govt Planning To Offer COVID Vaccines At Pvt Hospitals For Rs 250/Jab

The Health Ministry is supposedly planning to offer COVID-19 vaccines at private hospitals for inoculating people above 60 and over 45 having comorbidities from March 1. As a part of the upcoming vaccination drive, the vaccines will be available at Rs 250/dose in 20,000 hospitals. Initially, while only Serum Institue of India's Covisheld will be available at private hospitals, around 1,500 NABH and NBE accredited hospitals have sought… read-more

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 06:45 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Covid Vaccination, Covid-19 Vaccine, Covishield vaccine, Serum Institute of India

Representational photo: Health worker receiving covid-19 vaccine shot.

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74% Health Workers Did Not Receive Second COVID Vaccine Dose: Govt

The Centre's data has revealed that 74% of health workers have not taken the scheduled second dose of COVID-19 vaccine required for the completion of inoculation process. The data indicated that only 98,118 health workers turned up for the second jab on February 15, whereas the scheduled recipients were 3,81,305. While the turnout was highest in Gujarat, UP and Jharkhand, Bihar stood at the bottom. Experts have cited communication gap as a… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 01:42 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Covid-19 Vaccine, health workers, Gujarat, UP, Jharkhand

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Vaccinating

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Report Reveals India Stands Third In Vaccination Drive; US, UK Tops

As per recent reports, India ranks third in vaccinating individuals against COVID-19 after the US and the UK. Reportedly, over 57,75,322 beneficiaries have received vaccines that include 53,04,546 healthcare workers, followed by 4,70,776 frontline workers. Interestingly, most beneficiaries were from Uttar Pradesh, followed by Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Besides, the centre has urged all the state governments to improve the percentage of… read-more

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 03:36 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Frontline Workers

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Covid -19 Vaccine

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SII Hopeful To Launch Its 2nd Vaccine 'COVOVAX' By June

The Serum Institute of India (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla on January 30 announced of hopefully launching ‘COVOVAX’ as the second COVID-19 vaccine in June 2021. Poonawalla also claimed that the Novavax vaccine that has partnered with the US is currently undergoing trials and has shown excellent efficiency. While DCGI approved vaccines Covishield and Covaxin were used in India, the COVOVAX would become the third vaccine developed by India if… read-more

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 - 07:48 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla, Covovax, Novavax, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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UN Chief Hails India's Contribution In Global COVID Vaccination Drive

Resting his hopes on India for a global vaccination drive, UN chief Antonio Guterres on January 29 hailed India’s COVID-19 vaccine contribution. Antonio said, "India has one of the most advanced pharmaceutical industries." Besides, he also lauded India's efforts for producing generics and democratising the access to medicines. While India has already supplied the vaccine to nine countries, soon it will supply to the WHO's COVAX facility as… read-more

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 - 12:16 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: United Nations, WHO, Covid-19 Vaccine, India

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WHO director

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WHO Lauds India's Support Over Continuous Global COVID-19 Response

The WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on January 23 thanked Indian government for it continuous support towards the global pandemic. Appreciating PM Narendra Modi, Tedros tweeted, “Only if we #ACTogether, including sharing of knowledge, we can stop this virus and save lives and livelihoods.” The appreciation came after Indian government supplying COVID-19 vaccines to 13 countries, including other humanitarian aids since the global… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 08:42 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: WHO, Narendra Modi, Covid-19 Vaccine, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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Hrbhajan apologised tweet

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Harbhajan Singh Apologises For Sharing Hoax Video Related To Vaccination

Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh on January 22 apologized for sharing a viral video, wherein two officials can be seen taking fake COVID-19 vaccine shots. Sharing the video on his Twitter page on January 21, he had said, "This is how some of our leaders are taking the vaccine. Picture khich gayi ok good." In the video, two health officials can be seen posing as the vaccine shot is being given to them but the nurse does not really… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 12:13 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Harbhajan Singh, Covid-19 Vaccine, Twitter

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PM Modi

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PM Modi, Leaders Aged Above 50 Likely To Get Vaccinated In 2nd Phase

As per the schedule made by the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders aged above 50 will get vaccinated in the second phase of the drive. During the discussion with Chief Ministers on January 11, PM Modi had asked politicians to not get into the line as their time to get vaccinated will come in the second phase. However, it is still unclear which vaccine will be used to inoculate the PM.

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 12:37 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Narendra Modi, Covid-19 Vaccine, Second Phase, India

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Aadhar cards

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Aadhar Enrollment Surge Ahead Of Pan India COVID-19 Vaccination

After the Centre’s decision of using Aadhar to identify people for COVID-19 vaccination, the unique identity-card has seen a surge in fresh registrations. While 4.5 million people registered themselves in December, about 2.9 million have already enrolled in January. Earlier, the government has asserted that Aadhar will also ensure that those vaccinated once, get the second mandatory shot timely. However, officials said the surge might also be… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 09:23 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Aadhar Card, Covid-19 Vaccine, Central Government, Narendra Modi