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COVID-19 Vaccine

Over 3.5 Lakh Pilgrims Take Holy Dip At Gangasagar Mela On Makar Sankranti

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A two-member panel formed by the Calcutta High Court to monitor adherence to COVID-19 norms at the fair had inspected the preparations since Wednesday.

Covid-19 Vaccination For Children: 56k Teenagers Jabbed With First Dose In Delhi

Jan 13, 2022 PTI

Along with over 56,000 Covid-19 doses to children, a total of 24,034 precautionary ones were also administered across Delhi including 4,962 to Health Care Workers (HCWs), 18,836 Front Line Workers (FLWs) and 5,236 senior citizens.

Covid-19 Booster Dose | No Mix-And-Match, Walk-In Allowed: All You Need To Know

As India rolls out 'precautionary doses' for frontline workers on January 10, here is all you need to know about who is eligible, how to get registered and the need for boosters.

Do Pfizer’s Trial Results Justify Covid-19 Jabs For Kids?

Jan 09, 2022 Bhaskaran Raman

Did Pfizer’s trial in kids detect a Covid-19 problem to claim a solution? What about the long-term effects of vaccines?

Odisha Registers 424 New COVID-19 Cases

Meanwhile, the vaccination drive for the 15-18 years age group began at 939 special sessions sites across the state, a senior health official said.

02 January, 2022

Union Health Ministry Claims India's Covid Vaccination Drive Has Been One Of The World's Most Successful Programme

Outlook Web Desk

Since the start of the national COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 last year, India has administered to over 90 per cent of its eligible citizens first doses and 65 per cent second doses.

02 January, 2022

Health Minister Mandaviya Instructs States To Avoid Mixing Up Of Covid Vaccines For Children

Outlook Web Desk

Inoculation of children in the 15-18 age category will commence from 3rd January .

31 December, 2021

Omicron Scare: Is WHO Ignoring Natural Immunity To Promote Covid-19 Vaccines?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

When the WHO says that vaccine and natural antibodies provide the same level of protection, why is it recommending aggressive vaccination undermining the significance of natural immunity?

28 December, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination For Children: Gujarat Govt To Set Up Camps At Schools


As many as 35 lakh children between the ages of 15 and 18 can get inoculated in Gujarat as the state government is planning to set up Covid-19vaccination camps at schools.

27 December, 2021

Only Covaxin To Be Administered To Children, Registrations On CoWIN From January 1, Health Ministry


Vaccination for Children: The Health Ministry has said that the children aged 15 to 18 will be able to register for Covid-19 vaccination from January 1 on CoWIN portal.

26 December, 2021

Vaccination For Children Aged 15-18 | What We Know In 10 Points

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In an address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a series of announcements on the next steps of vaccination for children and booster doses for frontline workers and people above the age of 60.


26 December, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine For Teenagers: DCGI Grants Emergency Authorisation To Covaxin


Bharat Biotech, has completed the phase 2/3 trials of Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine for use among those aged between 2 and 18 years. The Drugs Controller and General of India has granted emergency use authorisation to the vaccine for 12-18 year olds.

22 December, 2021

Will Omicron End The Pandemic? Top Experts Say Omicron May Act As 'Natural Vaccine' For Covid-19

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Since the Omicron variant of Coronavirus is spreading much faster and is not impacting the patients much, doctors believe that this might act as a natural vaccine against Covid-19.

21 December, 2021

No Evidence To Suggest That Existing Vaccines Don't Work On Omicron: Govt

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"There is limited available data, and no peer-reviewed evidence, on vaccine efficacy or effectiveness to date for Omicron," Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a written reply.

20 December, 2021

Bharat Biotech Seeks Trial For Phase-3 Intranasal Covid-19 Booster Dose


Bharat Biotech has sought the approval of the Drug Controller General of India’s to conduct phase-3 trials of its coronavirus intranasal vaccine to use as a booster dose.

20 December, 2021

Omicron Scare: Top Immunologists Explain Why Vaccines Fail To Stop New Variant's Spread

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Omicron Variant Update: Covid vaccines have been developed from the original strain of Coronavirus so they help produce an antibody that is effective against the original strains only, said an expert on failure of the vaccines to stop the new Covid-19 variant.

18 December, 2021

Drone Used To Drop Covid-19 Vaccines In Remote Palghar Village, First Time In Maharashtra


According to District Collector Dr Manik Gursal, the experimental initiative transported a a batch of 300 vaccines from Jawhar to Zaap village in Maharashtra's Palghar. The operation was completed in just a little over nine minutes.


17 December, 2021

Japan PM, Pfizer CEO Hold Call To Expedite Covid-19 Booster Dose Supply

Associated Press (AP)

According to Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, Japan has signed deals with US pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna for a combined 170 million doses as booster shots.

Photo Gallery

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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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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