Twenty children of 12-18 years have been vaccinated till now as part of the clinical trial of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for this age group, officials associated with the Covid project at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Patna have said. Over 100 minors have lined up for the trials till now, according to them. These trials will be conducted… Continue reading "AIIMS Patna to setup Covaxin trials on children"
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Legendary Filmmaker G N Rangarajan today passed away at the age of 90. He is known for his films such as Kalyanaraman (1979), Meendum Kokila (1981) and Maharasan (1993) and for extensively collaborating with Kamal Haasan. GN Rangarajan quit filmmaking after Maharasan and later embarked on his journey in small screen industry with a TV serial Raghuvasam’ It was the… Continue reading "Filmmaker G N Rangarajan passes away"
Uttar Pradesh will offer the Covid vaccine free of cost from May 1, when India’s vaccine net will widen to include all people over the age of 18. The decision was taken late Tuesday at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who last week tested positive for the virus. UP has also ordered a weekend lockdown, from… Continue reading "Uttar Pradesh announces free vaccine for all above 18 years"
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"
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"