New Delhi/IBNS: India has become the third topmost country in the world in terms of the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered. Only the United States and the United Kingdom remain ahead of India.
Moscow/Sputnik: With some countries making better progress in immunizing their citizens against COVID-19 than others, the Bloomberg news agency has estimated that it would take around seven years to vaccinate 75 percent of the world population at the current pace.
Srinagar: J&K health department today opened a vaccination center at Government Medical College Srinagar to reach out to more healthcare workers.
New York: India has begun what is the world’s biggest COVID vaccination campaign so far, deploying hundreds of thousands of health workers, with the training and support of the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
New York: A “me-first approach” to COVID-19 vaccines on the part of some countries and manufacturers is putting equitable access to these lifesaving treatments at risk, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.
New Delhi: The Indian government vaccinated a total of 3.8 lakh people in the past three days, as per the data released by the Ministry of Government.
Srinagar: Dr A G Ahanger, Director SKIMS, was the first health care worker to take the Covid-19 vaccine shot in Kashmir, and one among the 2000 on Saturday. Advisor to LG, Rajiv R Bhatnagar, along with other senior officials of the health department and district administration inaugurated the vaccination drive for Kashmir division at SKIMS Soura today.
New York: There needs to be a “collective commitment” to get vaccinations underway worldwide for health workers and others who are at high risk of catching COVID-19, within the next 100 days, said the UN health agency chief on Monday.
Moscow/Sputnik: German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Monday that the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the US pharmaceutical company Moderna would arrive in the country later in the day.
New Delhi: The Centre will conduct a dry run for the coronavirus vaccination for the next two days in four states in India.
Bengaluru: ZestMoney, India’s leading AI-driven EMI financing and “Buy Now Pay Later” platform, on Tuesday released the findings from a customer survey conducted to understand how Indians are shaping up their travel plans for the coming year.
Belgrade/Sputnik: Serbia expects to begin its mass vaccination program against COVID-19 in the first few months of 2021, Mirsad Djerlek, state secretary at the Serbian Ministry of Health, said on Saturday, adding that experts are currently studying Russia's Sputnik V as well as a candidate vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.
Toronto/Sputnik: The Canadian government has a plan to vaccinate citizens against the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview that appears to contradict critics who have said otherwise.
New Delhi/UNI: Maintaining that the Government has never spoke about vaccinating the entire country against Covid-19, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday said it was important that scientific issues should be discussed based on factual information only.
New York: As efforts to find safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 are showing increasing promise, the African continent is “far from ready” to roll out what will be its largest ever immunization drive, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.