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Comorbidity, Not Age, Should Be Criteria To Vaccinate People: Experts

Apr 07, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Health experts said that a large number of the below-45 population suffer from various comorbidity conditions and are more vulnerable to Covid-19 than those who are at or above 45.

Explained: Is It Safe For Pregnant Women To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine?

Apr 07, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

New data analysis has linked coronavirus to increased risk of pregnancy complications including preterm birth and stillbirth, with the risks rising if the infection is severe.


Covid-19 Vaccine: Maharashtra Becomes First State To Administer Over 80 Lakh Doses

Daily, four lakh people were vaccinated in Maharashtra, an official statement said

Taking Public Health Measures Can Dampen Cycle Of Covid Transmission In India: Harsh Vardhan

Apr 02, 2021 Outlook Bureau

The Covid appropriate behaviour as a preventive tool remains the best social vaccine we have, and strict adherence remains extremely fundamental in our nation’s fight against the pandemic, says Harsh Vardhan


Pfizer Says Its Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe, Effective For Children As Young As 12

Pfizer in the coming weeks plans to ask the US Food and Drug Administration and European regulators to allow emergency use of the shots starting at age 12.

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31 March, 2021

After Canada, Germany Suspends Use Of Astrazeneca Vaccine For Under -60s

Associated Press (AP)

Germany's medical regulator said it had received a total of 31 reports of rare blood clots in recent recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine by March 29.


30 March, 2021

Cases Of Covid-19 Infection Post Vaccination Are Very Rare: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Outlook Web Bureau

‘All (Covid-19) vaccines are absolutely safe, immunogenic and effective,’ Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday


30 March, 2021

Canada Halts Use Of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covid-19 Vaccine For People Under 55

Associated Press (AP)

The Canadian government’s move comes amid emerging reports that state the vaccine might cause blood clots


29 March, 2021

Explained: Here’s Why Interval Between Covishield Jabs Has Been Increased To 8 Weeks

Outlook Web Bureau

Covishield is Serum Institute of India’s version of AZD1222, the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in collaboration with the University of Oxford.


25 March, 2021

AstraZeneca Confirms Strong Vaccine Protection After US Rift

Associated Press (AP)

Just a day earlier, an independent panel that oversees the study had accused AstraZeneca of cherry-picking data to tout the protection offered by its vaccine.


25 March, 2021

No Expansion Of Exports For Few Months, India To Focus On Domestic Vaccine Demand

Outlook Web Bureau

India has supplied 60.4 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to around 80 countries.


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23 March, 2021

AstraZeneca May Have Used Outdated Information In Covid-19 Vaccine Trial: US Health Officials

Associated Press (AP)

The US officials’ comments come just a day after AstraZeneca had said that its covid-19 jab was 79 percent effective


23 March, 2021

Explained: The Latest Efficacy Data Of AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine And What It Means

Outlook Web Bureau

The vaccine uses a weakened version of a common cold chimpanzee adenovirus to carry the code to make the protein that creates the spikes on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


22 March, 2021

AstraZeneca's Covid-19 Vaccine Works On All Age Groups, 79% Effective: US Study

Associated Press (AP)

AstraZeneca on Monday said its Covid-19 vaccine had a 79 per cent efficacy rate at preventing symptomatic Covid and was 100 per cent effective in stopping severe disease


21 March, 2021

Amitabh Bachchan Hints At Taking Covid-19 Vaccine Soon In His Blog

Outlook Web Bureau

Taking to his blog, Amitabh Bachchan voiced concerns around rising COVID-19 cases and the box office performance of his upcoming film 'Chehre'.


19 March, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine: India's Stelis Biopharma To Produce 200 Million Doses Of Russia's Sputnik V

Outlook Web Bureau

Stelis Biopharma will also continue to work with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to provide additional supply volumes beyond the initial agreement.


18 March, 2021

What Is The Controversy Around AstraZeneca’s Vaccine For Covid?

Outlook Web Bureau

The EU’s health authority said the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks.


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16 March, 2021

Brace Yourself, The Second Covid Wave Is Coming: Centre Tells Maharashtra

Outlook Web Bureau

Health secretary Bhushan wrote a letter to the Maharashtra government urging the state to focus on strict Covid containment strategies, strengthening surveillance and augmenting testing


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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