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Children aged 15-18 can register for Covid vaccine from Jan 1: CoWIN chief

New Delhi: Children aged between 15 and 18 years can get registered for Covid vaccine from January 1. News agency ANI quoted CoWIN chief Dr RS Sharma as saying that the registration would begin on the New Year day. Provisions had been made on the CoWIN platform to allow students to use their identity card...

India administered more COVID-19 jabs than G7 combined in August

The Union government on Sunday said that it has administered more COVID-19 vaccines in August compared to the cumulative total doses administered by G7 nations during the previous month. Notably, G7 nations comprise the UK, Canada, the US, Italy, Germany, France, and Japan. The Centre said that India administered over 180 million doses in August....

Non-BJP ruled states want GST exemption on COVID vaccines

Ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council meeting on Friday, non-BJP ruled states held a virtual meeting on the issue of taxation on COVID-19 vaccines. The states decided to ask the Centre for zero taxation on COVID vaccines. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who also holds the finance portfolio, deputed urban development minister,...

Sputnik V to cost Rs995 per jab says Dr Reddy’s

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine which is being imported will cost Rs995.40 in India, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories announced on Friday.  The price of the two-dose vaccine includes 5% GST. The vaccine has an efficacy of 91.6% and is the third vaccine after COVISHIELD and COVAXIN to be approved for emergency use in India. Its efficacy is...

Rajasthan, Maharashtra join states that have pledged to provide free COVID vaccines

The Congress government in Rajasthan has decided to vaccinate all above the age of 18 from May 1 from its own pocket. The free vaccination would cost the state exchequer around Rs 3,000 crore—a significant sum for a cash-strapped state government. Earlier during the day, the Maharashtra government, of which Congress is a part, also...

Bharat Biotech announces price of Covaxin for state govts, private hospitals

Bharat Biotech, which manufactures Covaxin—one of the vaccines approved by the Indian regulator against COVID-19, has announced the price at which it intends to sell the jab to state governments and private hospitals. The vaccine major has announced that the price of Covaxin for state governments will be Rs 600 per vial, whereas it will...

Serum Institute announces price of its COVID vaccine for state govts, private hospitals

The Serum Institute of India has announced that it will provide its COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ to state governments at a price of Rs 400 per shot, whereas the price will be Rs 600 for private hospitals. The Central government will continue to get the vaccine at Rs 150 per shot. Justifying its price, Serum Institute...

PM Modi takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. PM Modi also urged people eligible to get vaccinated against the deadly virus. He took to Twitter to reveal about his vaccination. PM Modi said, “Got my second dose of the...

Gujarat minister tests positive for COVID-19 after vaccination

Gujarat’s minister of state for transport Ishwarsinh Patel has tested positive for COVID-19 after being administered the vaccine against the viral infection. Notably, Patel had tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday whereas he had taken the jab against the viral infection on March 13. Patel informed about his health status on Twitter. In a tweet...

Tata in talks with Moderna for launching COVID-19 vaccine in India

The Tata Group’s healthcare arm—Tata Medical and Diagnostics—has reportedly started initial discussions with Moderna Inc for collaboration to launch the latter’s COVID-19 vaccine in India, according to media reports. The reports citing officials said that the Tata Group could collaborate with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to carry out clinical...

Centre asks states to remain prepared for receiving COVID-19 vaccine consignment

The Centre has asked the states and Union Territories to get ready to receive the first consignments of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in a communique to the states, said that the vaccine will be supplied to the identified consignee points of 19 states and Union Territories by the supplier....

Gujarat CM Rupani should take first shot of COVID vaccine to improve faith in it, says MCC

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: The Minority Coordination Committee (MCC) in Gujarat on Tuesday appealed to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani to take the first shot of the COVID vaccine approved by DCGI so that it can instill faith in people about the dose. MCC’s Mujahid Nafees in a letter to Vijay Rupani said that the CM...