Amid a rise in coronavirus cases, the Union Government has decided to provide free precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people of the age group 18-59 years, for 75 days starting July 15.
The Supreme Court on Monday held that no individual can be forced to get jabbed while central government's current COVID-19 vaccine policy is not unreasonable.
A day before Covid vaccine booster shots become available to all Indian adults, the prices of Covaxin and Covishield vaccine have been slashed by more than half on Saturday.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday asked the district authorities to ensure that Journalists particularly field reporters get the booster dose of the vaccine on priority as they also come under frontline workers.
In a big relief for parents, the Subject Expert Committee on Covid-19 has granted emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children in the 2-18 years age group.
The advisory committee “National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation” (NTAGI), recommended that those people who have recovered from Covid-19 should take vaccine after 6 months.
The gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine should be increased to 12-16 weeks, a Central Government panel has recommended on Thursday.
Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has been granted permission to conduct the phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ on children between the 2 to age 18.