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To save cattle, buffalo, ‘gal ghotu’ vaccination drive launched in Ludhiana

Animals in adjoining belts of Raikot and Jagraon were vaccinated against the deadly disease as a pre-emptive measure against ‘gal ghotu’

Constituted teams under the direct supervision of veterinary officers are visiting homes to inoculate the vulnerable population of livestock in Ludhiana. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:08 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Pilot vaccination drive against Japanese Encephalitis for children from March

The drive will start in four regions of Maharashtra including Pune city, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Raigad and Parbhani

In three districts, children in both government and private schools, anganwadis, and in the community will be vaccinated. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Feb 08, 2024 10:22 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Man arrested with ‘ice drug’ in Ferozepur

A man was arrested with 220gm of 'ice drug' in Ferozepur. The drug was smuggled from Pakistan through a drone. The Punjab employment generation, skill development and training minister directed officials to ensure optimum utilization of Multi Skill Development Centers. Around 25 lakh bovines will be vaccinated against lumpy skin disease starting from February 25.

A man was arrested with 220 gm ‘ice drug’ in Ferozepur on Wednesday (AFP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 10:30 AM IST
By, Ferozepur

Debunking myths and misconceptions around immunisation or vaccination in India

Experts address the challenges around immunisation awareness and eliminate the prevalent myths and misconceptions around vaccination in India

Debunking myths and misconceptions around immunisation or vaccination in India (Photo by CDC on Unsplash)
Published on May 19, 2023 05:24 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Ludhiana: 12 students faint after receiving tetanus shots in Machhiwara school

According to sources, the students were given the shots as part of a vaccination drive organised by the health department and soon after being administered the shots, the students started to feel uneasy and fell unconscious

The parents of the students reached the hospital and demanded answers from the doctors and the authorities. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2023 11:23 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

India logs 1,690 Covid cases in last 24 hours; active tally below 20,000

The country's tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 4.49 crore (4,49,76,599).

India currently has 19,613 active cases which comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections. (File/ HT)
Published on May 11, 2023 10:18 AM IST
PTI |

Intranasal Covid-19 vaccine sees low response on Day 1

Mumbai's rollout of the intranasal Covid-19 vaccine saw a low response on the first day with only 23 senior citizens taking the booster dose. The vaccine, iNCOVACC by Bharat Biotech, will be administered to those above the age of 60 and eligible six months after their second dose of either Covishield or Covaxin. The state health department recently procured 2 lakh doses, of which BMC procured around 2,000 doses. The vaccine will be given through spot registration at 24 centres across Mumbai.

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Updated on Apr 28, 2023 11:53 PM IST

BMC to roll out intranasal Covid vaccine for senior citizens

The vaccination drive will take place in 24 centres – one in every civic ward – across the city. The vaccine will be given through spot registration and addresses of all the locations will be posted daily on BMC’S Twitter account.

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Updated on Apr 28, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Covid-19 preparedness mock drill conducted at civil hospital in Ludhiana

In an hour-long drill carried out at the Covid-19 ward building in the hospital, officials reviewed the preparedness of the hospital in attending to the patients in case of a rise in the number of Covid patients

Covid-19 preparedness mock drill conducted at civil hospital in Ludhiana
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 12:35 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Uttarakhand to ensure strict Covid protocol during Char Dham Yatra: Health min

Uttarakhand health minister Dhan Singh Rawat said necessary instructions have been given to the departmental officers to provide health facilities to the pilgrims on the Char Dham Yatra routes

The number of Covid positive cases has risen to 47 in the past two days in Uttarakhand. (Representative Image/(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 05:24 PM IST

Numbers Matter | The growing booster challenge for India

Six weeks since the vaccine drive started, it is becoming apparent that the road ahead for booster coverage is going to be different in terms of pushing for coverage. Here's what we know:

For the first time since India’s inoculation drive started, the challenge ahead is not one of supply, but that of demand. (PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:49 PM IST

Status check: Significant progress on Covid vaccination, but challenges remain

97% of the country’s adult population has received at least one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine by March 29 while 84% have received both shots

A quarter of 15-18 age groups has not received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 14.2 million eligible people have not received their boosters.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 12:20 PM IST
ByAbhishek Jha

Vaccination for 12-15 age group to kick-start today

Inoculation of children against Covid-19 in the 12-15 age cohort will begin on Wednesday and initially take place only at government vaccination centres across India till Biological E, the maker of Corbevax, announces the price of its vaccine for the private sector.

Covid-19 vaccination will be open for all children born on or before March 15, 2010, the government said in its guidelines issued on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2022 01:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Centre asks states, UTs to ramp up 2nd Covid vaccine dose coverage for teenagers

As many as 4,83,60,117 teenagers have so far been vaccinated against Covid-19 in India, of which, 11,28,099 have received both shots. Notably, India began vaccinating people aged above 15 from January 3 onwards.

As many as 13,01,619 teenagers were administered Covid-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours across India, according to Union health ministry data. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 03:53 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

41 lakh teens jabbed as vaccines open for young adults; PM, Mandaviya hail feat

According to data from the Co-WIN portal’s dashboard, 41,27,468 doses of the vaccine were administered to those in the age group as of 9.30pm.

According to data from the Co-WIN dashboard as of 10pm, Madhya Pradesh vaccinated 7,71,615 people, while in Karnataka the figure was 4,14,723. In picture - Teenagers show victory signs as they take rest after receiving the first dose.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 11:05 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Teens heave sigh of relief as wait for Covid vaccine ends

The Cowin platform had till Sunday evening recorded over six lakh registrations in the age group of 15-18.

 A girl shows victory sign while receiving her first dose of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin against the COVID-19 virus during a vaccination drive for children aged 15-18 years, at DAV Public School, in Gurugram.(ANI)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 05:43 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

How India crossed 1 bn vaccine milestone: States with highest coverage

The Centre has planned a series of events to mark 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine. While Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will release a song on the occasion, the country's largest Khadi flag will be displayed at the historic Red Fort.

India is expected to cross the 1 billion Covid-19 vaccination milestone on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 12:41 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘10,000 vaccinations in 10 days’: Covid-19 inoculation drive launched in Mumbai

As many as 10,000 fisherfolk and people from vulnerable communities in south Mumbai will receive the two doses of the Covishield vaccine as per government directives and protocols, free-of-cost. 

The Covid-19  vaccination drive will serve marginalised people who have not been able to access them earlier due to the nationwide vaccine supply shortage and vaccine hesitancy.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 06:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Panama to cash in on vaccine tourism after more than 70% locals get shots

Panama plans to open for tourists and offer them vaccines as more than 70% of the population is expected to have two vaccines by next month. Panama initially lagged peers in its vaccination drive but is now among the regional leaders with 56% of its population fully vaccinated

Panama to cash in on vaccine tourism after more than 70% locals get shots(Photo by Gustavo Sobreira on Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 07:47 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

China dodges reopening borders to foreigners despite mass vaccination drive

Despite only one Covid-19 fatality in the last 13 months and growing protection from inoculations, China maintains aggressive rhetoric when talking about the risks the coronavirus still poses and seems to be in no hurry to reopen borders for foreign arrivals

China dodges reopening borders to foreigners despite mass vaccination drive(Photo by Bruce Röttgers on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 02, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Uttarakhand reported 80 adverse events post Covid vaccination, most are minor

Mmaximum 21 adverse events have been reported from Pauri Garhwal district, according to the state health department’s records.

The woman admitted at AIIMS Rishikesh had experienced low blood pressure and complained of blurry vision after vaccination. (HT Photo/Representational)
Updated on Jan 31, 2021 08:19 AM IST
By | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Dehradun

Covid-19: How states are preparing for vaccination drive

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has recently announced in the Assembly that the state is getting ready to vaccinate one crore people in three months.

People wait during the administration of Covaxin, an Indian government-backed experimental Covid-19 vaccine, during its human trials, at the Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Student absenteeism in Maharashtra turns hurdle in measles-rubella vaccination drive

The state education department on Thursday asked officials across the state to address student absenteeism during the measles-rubella (MR) vaccination drive, as per the Centre’s directives, which started on November 27 to ensure 100% coverage across all schools.

Dr Chandrashekhar Chiplunkar, assistant health officer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said of the 5,98,687 children who were supposed to be vaccinated as on December 6, 4,29,994 (71.8%) were vaccinated.
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 09:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande and Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai

31 measles outbreaks in city; BMC to start vaccination drive

As per the directives from the government of India, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will start a vaccination campaign against rubella in the city from November 27

India accounts for 37% of global measles death, it also has the second highest population of children across the globe that has not been vaccinated against measles.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 08, 2018 02:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Mumbai sees 31 outbreaks of measles, BMC to start vaccination drive

Civic body to immunise 30 lakh children in age group of nine months to 15 years

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines an outbreak as at least five cases reported from an area.(HT/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION)
Published on Nov 08, 2018 01:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAayushi Pratap, Mumbai
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