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Focus on double vaccination first: Experts amid calls for booster

India should prioritise double vaccinating its eligible population against Covid over booster shots given the large number of people still to get the base layer of protection against the infection,......

2nd wave subsiding, but can't say worst is over: Govt

The government will take a final decision on vaccinating children and adolescents against coronavirus on the basis of overall scientific rationale as well as the supply situation of vaccines......

Covishield: 'Single dose gives 71% effectiveness'

'You have sufficient protection if you take the second dose of the Covishield vaccine at 12 weeks, because this vaccine works in a way where it provides protection in the first dose.' IMAGE:......

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines gives good protection: Study

Amid the global shortage of the COVID-19 vaccines, a study conducted by Oxford University has found out that alternating doses of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines generate robust immune......

India can store vaccines at low temp: Govt tells SC

India has the capacity to store vaccines that may require a lower temperature in the range of -15 to -20 degrees Celsius and there are over 29,000 cold chain points (CCPs) across the country where......

COVID-19: You may need a 'vaccine passport' to fly around the world

Several companies and technology heavyweights including Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce are working to create a digital vaccination passport or health passport app in the hope that governments and......

COVID-19 Vaccine: Vial, syringe makers ramp up

'The government should put the whole road map together for the vaccine and decide how industry can support...''They should allow the private sector to vaccinate.'Ruchika Chitravanshi and Sohini Das......

How India is gearing up to distribute Covid-19 vaccine

A model being considered is to have a combined cold chain approach - where the agricultural cold chain would be combined with vaccine cold chains. As we inch closer to getting a vaccine for......

'We will price Covid vaccine below Rs 1,000'

'Once the trials are successful in India and the UK, we are certain that COVISHIELD will be one of the first vaccines to be introduced.' IMAGE: The Reference Center for Special Immunobiologicals......

Will India's Covaxin be world's first COVID-19 drug?

'We need to prove to the world that quality vaccines and R&D are possible in India.' *Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters. Dr Krishna Ella, chairman and MD, Bharat Biotech, is the man of the moment.......

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