Universal immunisation programme coverage 65% in 2014: Nadda

The coverage of full immunisation programme, which includes vaccines against diseases like polio, diphtheria and tetanus, was about 65 per cent last year, Health Minister J P Nadda said Tuesday.

Tweets to be tapped to find why people fear vaccines
Tweets to be tapped to find why people fear vaccines

To better understand why people refuse vaccination, the US researchers have initiated a study that will draw partly on tweets as people tend to freely share their fears and concerns about vaccines on the microblogging site.

Steps taken to deal with swine flu, encephalitis: Nadda

Union government has taken all necessary steps to deal with swine flu and Japanese encephalitis, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said on Saturday.

Online comments influence people's vaccination choice

Online comments from individuals whose expertise is unknown heavily influence the way people feel about vaccines and their choice of getting themselves and their families vaccinated, says a study.

Bed nets and vaccines together may worsen malaria

Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines may not provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, finds a study.

Chennai: Two infants die after vaccination, govt issues clarification

Two infants Saturday died at a government hospital here allegedly after they were administered BCG vaccine, prompting the state government to issue a clarification.

SC asks Centre to respond on clinical trial of vaccines

Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file its response giving details like process of taking consent of persons on whom clinical trial of cervical cancer prevention vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, have been carried out.

TB rate going down, but not fast enough to meet WHO target

India is unlikely to reach the WHO target of elimination of tuberculosis (TB) by 2050 going by the rate at which incidence of the disease is declining in the country.

WHO deems two Ebola vaccines 'acceptably safe'

Two vaccines for treating the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which have already undergone the first phrase of trials, were deemed to be acceptably safe by the World Health Organization (WHO) Friday.

Flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks

The easily available flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a vaccine against heart diseases too, researchers have found.

Pakistan to intensify effort to end polio

The Pakistan government has decided to intensify its effort to eradicate polio, a media report said.

Vaccines for young adults to help eliminate TB

The target to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2050 is more likely to be met if new vaccines are developed for adults and adolescents and not just for infants, says a study.

JK facing shortage of 12 lakh measles vaccines: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said while the Centre has been very helpful in dealing with floods, the state is facing a shortage of nearly 12 lakh measles vaccines, which they will now purchase from the open market.

J&K facing shortage of 12 lakh measles vaccines: Omar

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said while the Centre has been very helpful in dealing with floods, the state is facing a shortage of nearly 12 lakh measles vaccines, which they will now purchase from the open market.

Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity: Study

New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world`s most remote and conflict-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who`ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

Four new vaccines in national immunization programme

The Indian government Thursday introduced four new vaccines, including one for Japanese Encephalitis (JE), in the national immunization programme, which will now provide free vaccines against 13 life-threatening diseases to 27 million children annually.

Dengue fever could soon be history

New research by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.

Soon, more effective vaccines to help in fight against cancer

Researchers have described the earliest stages of fate determination among white blood cells called T lymphocytes, providing new insights that may help drug developers create more effective, longer-lasting vaccines against microbial pathogens or cancer.

Preserving vaccines for world`s poorest toddlers

We all know that vaccines need refrigeration to preserve their structure and immunogenicity. But in the case of children living in remote hinterland across the globe that get less or no electricity, this becomes a daunting task.

New breakthrough brings `effective` hepatitis C cure closer to reality

Researchers have determined the most detailed picture yet of a crucial part of the hepatitis C virus, which the virus uses to infect liver cells.