Covid-19 vaccination

Centre advises states, UTs to expedite Covid-19 vaccination program; announces campaign to raise vaccine uptake

The Union Health Secretary has advised those States and UTs who already have extra doses to utilise timely before the expiry of vaccines, reported ANI. 

May 20, 2022, 17:27 PM IST

Centre to review Covid-19 vaccination program with states, UTs on Friday: Report

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will review the coronavirus vaccination program with all the states and union territories on Friday, sources told ANI. 

May 19, 2022, 17:52 PM IST

Covid-19 booster dose time gap cut to 3 months for overseas travellers

"Indian citizens and students travelling overseas can now take the precaution dose as required by the guidelines of the destination country. This new facility will be available soon on the CoWIN portal," Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet.

May 13, 2022, 06:38 AM IST

Covid-19 vaccine: Health Min Mansukh Mandaviya says over 3 crore kids in 12-14 age group administered first dose

Over three crore children in the age group of 12-14 years have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday.

May 10, 2022, 11:34 AM IST

Covid-19 fourth wave scare: No decision on vaccinating 5 to 12-year-old kids yet, says report

No decision has been taken by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) on vaccinating kids aged 5 to 12 against Covid-19, sources said. 

Apr 29, 2022, 19:46 PM IST

DNA: Vaccination for Kids -- Which vaccines your child needs?

Now children above the age of 5 years in India will also have COVID vaccination. Till now, children above the age of 12 were getting the protection of the vaccine.

Apr 27, 2022, 00:32 AM IST

Omicron-specific Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine cleared for clinical trial in China

The two candidates, both containing inactivated or "killed" Omicron virus and similar to the two Sinopharm vaccines in use in China, will be tested in adults who have already received two or three vaccine doses.

Apr 16, 2022, 14:33 PM IST

Over 20.6 cr Covid vaccines lying unused with states, UTs: Centre amid rising cases

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Saturday, informed that more than 20.60 crore balance and unutilized coronavirus vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories (UTs).

Apr 16, 2022, 11:11 AM IST

Covid-19 fourth wave scare: 'India is now better prepared', says Adar Poonawalla

Comparing the situations and availabilities of medicines and technologies in year 2020 to 2022, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla talked about how India is better prepared for this time.

Apr 12, 2022, 23:11 PM IST

Covovax gets recommendation from government panel, to be available for vaccination of kids in 12-17 age group

The Covid-19 Working Group has now recommended to the NTAGI`s Standing Technical Sub Committee that Covovax be included in the national vaccination programme for those aged 12 years and above, sources said.

Apr 04, 2022, 07:29 AM IST

Centre issues guidelines for Covid-19 vaccination of 12-14 years age group, check here

The beneficiaries in the 12-14 years age group will get two jabs of Biological E's intramuscular Covid-19 vaccine Corbevax at an interval of 28 days. 

Mar 15, 2022, 16:08 PM IST

Covid vaccination for kids aged 12-14 years begins from Wednesday, check how to register

According to an announcement by the Health Ministry, the Covid-19 vaccine to be administered to the 12-14 years age group would be Corbevax manufactured by Biological E. Limited, Hyderabad.

Mar 15, 2022, 08:49 AM IST

Covid-19 vaccines for 12-14 age group, booster doses for all above 60 from March 16

"If the children are safe, then the country is safe," Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said as he announced the news.

Mar 14, 2022, 14:29 PM IST

India vaccinates over 80% of its adult population against Covid

India has crossed the historic figure of administering both doses of the corona vaccine to 80% of its adult population, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya wrote on Twitter.

Feb 18, 2022, 19:41 PM IST

Over 75% Indian adults now fully vaccinated against Covid, PM Modi hails feat

"75% of all adults are fully vaccinated. Congratulations to our fellow citizens for this momentous feat," wrote Modi.

Jan 30, 2022, 10:20 AM IST

Mansukh Mandaviya to hold review meet today with 5 states over Covid-19 situation

Union Health Minister will virtually review the Covid-19 situation in Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh. 

Jan 29, 2022, 08:21 AM IST

Covid-19 situation: Mansukh Mandaviya to interact with health ministers of 8 states, UTs today

Health ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands will participate in the video conferencing with the Union Health Minister. 

Jan 28, 2022, 06:27 AM IST

Covid-19 review meet: Higher hospitalisation in unvaccinated, Mandaviya tells States to promote vaccination

While interacting with health ministers, senior bureaucrats and administrators of nine states and union territories, Mandaviya stressed that 'vaccination remains a potent tool to fight Covid-19'. 

Jan 26, 2022, 07:58 AM IST

Covid vaccination, including precaution doses, to be delayed by 3 months after recovery: Centre

Union Health Ministry said requests have been received from various quarters for guidance in regard to the administration of precaution dose to the eligible persons having Covid illness.

Jan 22, 2022, 10:12 AM IST

No person can be vaccinated forcibly, Centre tells Supreme Court

The Centre said the guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry do not envisage forcible vaccination without obtaining the consent of an individual.

Jan 17, 2022, 09:23 AM IST