Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said there is no one more suited than Sonu Sood to inspire and influence people to take the vaccine.
The ministry said Maharashtra reported the highest number of daily cases at 31,643, followed by Punjab with 2,868 cases and Karnataka with 2,792 cases
Soni Razdan said that actors cannot wear masks while shooting and despite this nobody seems to think that they should be given the vaccine
The government has provided 5.94 crore vaccine doses to 72 countries till Monday, the Union health minister informed the House
A total of 19,11,913 vaccine doses were given to the beneficiaries on Tuesday till 7 pm, the 60th day of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive
In case the medical unfitness period post-vaccination continues for more than 14 days, then a 'special medical examination' will be required, said the aviation regulator
Coronavirus News Update: Centre rushes teams to Maharashtra, Punjab as 'upsurge' continues; over 2cr doses given
Maharashtra, which has been seeing a sudden spike in cases since February, crossed 22 lakh cases on Saturday with the last one lakh cases coming in just 13 days
Coronavirus News Update: India administers over 1.8 cr vaccine doses; Maharashta and Kerala top in daily cases
The health ministry said that Kerala, UP, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu are the top five states showing a decline in active cases in the last one month, while Maharashtra, Punjab, MP, Haryana and Delhi are the top states showing a rise in active cases
The Union Health Ministry added that people can book a vaccination appointment using the Co-WIN website, www.cowin.gov.in, or through the Aarogya Setu app
AstraZeneca vaccine has higher efficacy against COVID-19 with a three-month gap between doses, says Oxford study
The study, published in The Lancet, suggests that the interval between doses can be safely extended to three months than a six-week gap as the first dose can offer up to 76 percent protection during that period
The Union Health Minister added that India had successfully curbed the number of cases per million population despite many constraints
It may be June before ordinary people have their turn to be vaccinated, meaning the Olympics unlikely to happen before July.
People above 50 likely to get COVID vaccines in March; 18-19 COVID-19 vaccine candidates in pipeline, says Harsh Vardhan
The Union Health Minister added that no new cases have been reported in 188 districts in the last seven days, while 21 districts haven't reported new cases for over two weeks
For the months of January to March, the vaccination drive is expected to cost about Rs 2,700 crore, Expenditure Secretary TV Somanathan said
Over 19.5L COVID-19 vaccinations, 348 AEFIs so far; Delhi heading to 'herd immunity', suggests sero-survey
India recorded the lowest number of coronavirus fatalities in over eight months, with 131 deaths being reported on Monday, the health ministry said
Both vaccines currently in use to vaccinate healthcare workers are simultaneously in late-stage human trials to determine their effectiveness.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to receive COVID-19 vaccine in phase 2 of inoculation drive: Sources
All chief ministers will also receive the vaccines in the next phase of the campaign, which may happen in March or April, according to media reports
India's COVID-19 vaccination drive sees tens of thousands opt out; experts point to fear, misinformation
Authorities have stepped up efforts, to catch up to the national goal of innoculating 300 million people by July 2021.
Over 1.91 lakh healthcare, sanitary workers get COVID-19 vaccine jabs; no cases of post-vaccination hospitalisation, says Centre
The Union health ministry that the programme had been a "success" as no cases of post-vaccination hospitalisation had been reported as of 7 pm on Saturday
Polio immunisation programme will now start on 31 January due to COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16 January
The National Immunisation Day (NID), commonly known as Pulse Polio Immunisation programme, was earlier scheduled for 17 January across India