India has approved the use of Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Monday, confirming earlier reports of its imminent endorsement. India overtook Brazil to become the nation with the second highest number of infections worldwide after the United States, as it battles a second wave, having given about 105 million doses among a… Continue reading "India approves usage of Russian Sputnik V Covid 19 vaccine"
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Noting that the current stock would last only for another week, the State Health Department has requested the Centre to provide more doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Meanwhile, there are several complaints of vaccination sessions being reduced and people being turned away from session sites. Tamilnadu has received 54 lakh doses of Covaxin and Covishield, and has so far vaccinated more… Continue reading "Tamilnadu seeks more vaccine, present stock to last only for a week"
In a move to expand coverage of the vaccination programme and step up the fight against a resurgence of Covid-19 infections, the government on Tuesday announced that anyone above 45 years of age, without any requirement to show comorbidities, can get the shots from April 1. Following the announcement, over 34 crore people in all are estimated to be eligible… Continue reading "People above 45 can get vaccinated from 1 April"
As Covid-19 cases rise again in Chennai, several primary health centres run by the city municipal corporation have been vaccinating anyone over the age of 18 for the past few days, something several health experts have long been advocating. The Union government has stipulated that only frontline workers of all ages, all those aged over 60 and people with co-morbidities… Continue reading "People over 18 vaccinated in Chennai"