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Woman dies after taking second dose of Covid vax

Patna, Nov 20 | A woman in Bihar's Aurangabad district has died after taking the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, an official...

Majority of federal staffers oppose Biden’s vax mandate

Washington, Nov 13 | A majority of US federal employees have disagreed with the Covid-19 vaccine mandate announced by President Joe Biden in September,...

Political battle over Covid vax, mask mandates continues in US

Washington, Nov 12 | A political battle over Covid-19 vaccination and mask mandates has continued in the US, as the federal government pushed through...

Tour groups without 3rd vax dose can now enter Israel

Tel Aviv, Nov 9 | The Israeli Tourism Ministry announced that groups of tourists with two Covid-19 vaccine doses will be allowed to enter...

SL mulls making Covid vax cards mandatory

Colombo, Nov 9 | Sri Lankan Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that legal advice had been sought if Covid-19 vaccine cards could be made...

US CDC approves distribution of Pfizer vax for kids aged 5-11...

Washington, Nov 3 | The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued formal recommendations for children aged 5-11 to get vaccinated...

‘Vax’ is Oxford English Dictionary’s 2021 word of the year

London, Nov 1 | 'Vax' has been chosen as the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the media reported.Due to...

S.Africa to set up vax sites near voting stations

Johannesburg, Oct 29 | The South African government will set up vaccination sites in the vicinity of at least 1,000 voting stations to inoculate...

Just 5 African nations to hit Covid vax goal: WHO

Brazzaville, Oct 29 | Just five African countries, less than 10 per cent of the continent's 54 nations, are projected to hit the year-end...

Covid more likely to cause rare brain complications than vax: Study

London, Oct 26 | Getting Covid infection increases the risk of rare neurological complications in people more than the vaccines, according to a new...

FDA advisors to rule on Pfizer vax in younger children

Washington, Oct 26 | Advisors to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are set for a key meeting on Tuesday on whether to...

Covid vax recipients may have lower non-Covid death rates

New York, Oct 23 | People vaccinated against Covid-19 may have a lower non-Covid-19 death rates than people who are not inoculated, according to...

Fiji to reopen clubs, bars in Nov as vax rate reaches...

Suva, Oct 23 | Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that the island nation will reopen clubs, bars, and gaming venues from November 11...

Pfizer says its Covid vax 90.7% effective in kids aged 5-11

Washington, Oct 23 | Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said their Covid-19 vaccine is safe and 90.7 per cent effective against symptomatic coronavirus in...

100 cr vax is Diwali of Atmanirbhar Bharat: Mandaviya

New Delhi, Oct 21 | After India achieved 100 crore vaccination against Covid, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said it is...

WH unveils plan to roll out Covid vax for kids aged...

Washington, Oct 21 | The White House has unveiled a plan to roll out Covid-19 vaccines for children aged from five to 11, pending...

Japan to start trials requiring vax proof, test results at restaurants

Tokyo, Oct 18 | The Japanese government said on Monday that it would start conducting trials using proof of Covid-19 vaccinations or negative test...

Telangana aims to achieve 100% Covid vax in a month

Hyderabad, Oct 12 | Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Tuesday exuded confidence that the state will achieve the...

Texas Governor issues order banning Covid vax mandates

Houston, Oct 12 | Texas Greg Abbott has issued an executive order banning Covid-19 vaccination mandates for employees or customers, including private businesses, across...

Positive Tailwinds: Covid retreat, vax drive provide upward thrust to air...

By Rohit VaidNew Delhi, Oct 8 | Lower Covid transmission rates, along with the accelerated vaccination drive and the easing of restrictions, have lifted...

Australians “getting lives back” as vax rate rises: Pm

Canberra, Oct 7 | Australians are "beginning to get their lives back" after extended coronavirus lockdowns as the rate of vaccination against the virus...

9 out of 10 S.Korean adults received at least 1 vax...

Seoul, Oct 5 | Nine out of 10 South Korean adults have received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, helping the country...

All barriers for authorisation of Sputnik V vax removed: Russia

New Delhi, Oct 2 | All barriers preventing the authorisation of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus by the World Health Organisation have...

Sanofi halts development of mRNA Covid vax

Paris, Sep 29 | French drugmaker Sanofi said it has dropped the development of its mRNA Covid-19 vaccine.The company now aims to use the...

UK begins trial of multi-variant Covid booster vax

London, Sep 21 | the UK has kicked off a trial of what has been described as the world's first multi-variant vaccine booster against...

Japan mulls 3rd Covid vax shots by yr-end

Tokyo, Sep 18 | Japan is considering administering the third shot of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of this year, the Health Ministry said.Studies...

84-year-old Kerala woman gets both dose of Covid vax 30-mins apart

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 | An 84-year-old Kerala woman was administered two doses of the Covid vaccine within a gap of 30 minutes.The incident was...

Fake vax certificates sold for Rs 5,500 on Telegram: Report

New Delhi, Sep 16 | Amid vaccine mandates, fake vaccination certificates and test results are being sold on Telegram for around Rs 5,500 in...

Covid vax protection wane over time, boosters important: Pfizer, Moderna

New York, Sep 16 | US drug makers Pfizer and Moderna have, in different studie,s claimed that protection from their mRNA vaccine against Covid-19...

‘Menstrual changes after Covid vax plausible, must be investigated’

London, Sep 16 | Some women say they experienced period changes after getting a Covid-19 vaccination. While the reported changes are short-lived, research into...

Aus state targets construction workers in vax blitz

Melbourne, Sep 14 | Construction workers in Australia's Victoria are being targeted in a vaccination blitz as the state government battles to contain its...

Majority of Australians support Covid vax mandate: Poll

Canberra, Sep 14 | A new poll revealed on Tuesday that a majority of Australians are in favour of Covid-19 vaccine mandates.According to the...

US doubles down on vax efforts amid Covid resurgence

Washington, Sep 14 | The US federal government is doubling down on Covid-19 inoculation efforts, including an ongoing plan for booster shots, while more...

100% Covid vax, a tribal village in MP shows the way

By Sundeep PouranikJhabua (MP), Sep 13 | A remote village in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh has become the first one in the state...

Sufficient Covid doses to meet WHO’s vax target: Pfizer chief

London, Sep 8 | There are enough vaccines to meet the World Health Organisation's (WHO) target of inoculating at least 10 per cent of...

Pfizer to offer small Covid vax packaging to cut wastage of...

Washington, Sep 6 | US drug maker Pfizer aims to roll out smaller packages of its Covid-19 vaccine for public health departments and care...

Pfizer vax antibody levels decreased over 80% after 6 months: Study

New York, Sep 3 | Antibodies produced by the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 decreased more than 80 per cent after six months in some...

Afric likely to miss crucial Sep Covid vax goal: WH0

Brazzaville, Sep 3 | Africa is likely to miss the urgent global goal of vaccinating the most vulnerable 10 per cent of each country's...

Committee to decide on booster dose, vax effective against Delta :...

New Delhi, Sep 2 | About 300 cases of the Delta-plus variant of Covid have been detected in the country so far, Union Health...

Coronavirus vax cuts risk of long Covid, breakthrough infections: Lancet

London, Sep 2 | People who got fully vaccinated against the infectious coronavirus disease are nearly 50 per cent less likely to experience long...

WHO to monitor new Covid variant Mu for vax resistance

Geneva, Sep 1 | The World Health Organisation (WHO) is monitoring the new Covid-19 strain -- Mu -- recently designated as a variant of...

Turkish Airlines to require Covid vax certificate, negative test results

Ankara, Aug 30 | The Turkish Airlines announced that passengers travelling on domestic routes will be required to submit a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or...

Japan to utilise reserve funds for Covid vax, medicines

Tokyo, Aug 27 | The Japanese cabinet on Friday decided to utilise 1.4 trillion yen ($13 billion) of reserve funds, mainly for purchasing additional...

Covid vax ‘disease-modifying’; masks must even after 2nd dose: ICMR

New Delhi, Aug 26 | Balram Bhargava, Director, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said on Thursday that Covid vaccines are not 'disease-preventing' but...

Heart inflammation more common after Covid than Pfizer vax: Study

New York, Aug 26 | Pfizer's Covid vaccine has been linked with an increased risk of developing myocarditis -- a type of heart inflammation....

Covid vax fuels 100-fold rise in antibodies in lactating mothers: Study

New York, Aug 25 | The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against Covid-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect...

Pentagon moves to mandate Covid vax for all US military members

Washington, Aug 24 | The US Department of Defence (DOD) said on Monday that it is moving to mandate Covid-19 vaccine for all military...

US FDA grants full approval to Pfizer’s Covid vax

Washington, Aug 23 | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.It is the first...

Covaxin, Covishield trial participants to get vax certificate

New Delhi, Aug 23 | The clinical trial participants of Covishield and Covaxin will be issued vaccination certificate through Co-WIN app, Union Health Minister...

First DNA-based vax proves Indian scientists’ innovative zeal: PM

New Delhi, Aug 20 | The approval for Zydus Cadila's indigenous ZyCov-D, the world's first DNA-based vaccine, is a testimony to the innovative zeal...

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Kolkata port continues to bear loss as Bangladeshi ship blocks berth...

Kolkata, June 25 | It's been over three months now since a Bangladeshi container ship capsized inside the Netaji Subhas Docks (NSD) in...